Fourth Annual Berkeley-London Conference

Friday May 18th - Saturday May 19th, 2007

This is the fourth installment of the annual Berkeley/London Philosophy Conference. As usual, the program will include four papers by UC Berkeley graduate students and four papers by University College London graduate students, with comments on each paper by a graduate student from the opposite program. Prof. Tim Crane from University College London will deliver the keynote address, “Is Perception a Propositional Attitude?”. (See schedule for details.)

The conference location alternates each year between Berkeley and London, with Berkeley hosting this year’s event. All talks will be held in the Howison Philosophy Library, 305 Moses Hall. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided in the graduate student lounge in 301 Moses Hall.


Friday, May 18

10:00-11:00 Breakfast provided in 301 Moses Hall
11:00-12:00 James Genone, “How to Be a Direct Realist”
Comments by Ian Phillips
12:00-1:00 Lunch provided in 301 Moses Hall
1:00-2:00 Nils Kurbis, “Proof-Theory, Negation and Logical Pluralism”
Comments by Michael Caie
2:30-3:30 Andy Engen, “A Modest Defense of Punishment”
Comments by Alan Coffee
4:00-5:00 Nadine Elzein, “Counterfactual Intervention and Flickers of Freedom”
Comments by Matthew Parrott
5:00-7:00 Wine and cheese reception in 301 Moses Hall
8:00 Dinner for conference presenters and commentators at Soi 4

Saturday, May 19

9:00-10:00 Breakfast provided in 301 Moses Hall
10:00-11:00 Richard Parkhill, “Assurance in Scanlon’s Theory of Promises”
Comments by Brian Berkey
11:30-12:30 Michael Rieppel, “Substitutional Variables”
Comments by Lee Walters
12:30-1:30 Lunch provided in 301 Moses Hall
1:30-2:30 Nicholas Jones, “Composition as Identity”
Comments by John Schwenkler
3:00-4:00 Jennifer Smalligan, “The Effects of Custom”
Comments by Ian Phillips
4:30-6:30 Keynote Address by Prof. Tim Crane
“Is Perception a Propositional Attitude?”
6:30-8:30 Reception and catered dinner in 301 Moses Hall

Download a pdf of the conference schedule

Download a pdf of the conference poster