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53rd Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019


UNC Philosophy Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students register here.

All other guests register here.


Friday, October 4

Chapman Hall, Room 125

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kit Fine (NYU), “Conditional Imperatives and Counterfactuals”
Comments by Andrew Bacon (USC)
Moderated by Martin Glazier (University of Hamburg)

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Refreshments break

5:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), “Is the Mind Bayesian?”
Comments by Nico Orlandi (UC Santa Cruz)
Moderated by Jennifer Jhun (Duke)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dinner Party
Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial


Saturday, October 5

Chapman Hall, Room 125

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Katja Vogt (Columbia) “Three Euthyphro Problems”
Comments by Phil Bold (UNC)
Moderated by Allan Silverman (Ohio State)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch break

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Seana Shiffrin (UCLA), “Learning from Lawyers about Deception”
Comments by Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern)
Moderated by Win-chiat Lee (Wake Forest)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments break

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Claire Miller Lecture
Tommie Shelby (Harvard), “Prison Abolition? Incarceration and the Limits of Functional Critique”
Moderated by Bernard Boxill (UNC)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner Party
Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial


Chapel Hill is serviced by Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU). The airport is approximately 20 miles from downtown Chapel Hill, and takes about 30-40 minutes by car (Uber/Lyft/RDU Taxi Service).

RDU Taxi is the official taxi service for RDU airport – if you are not reserving a rental car, we suggest you pre-arrange your airport to hotel transportation (as well as your return trip from hotel back to airport) with them.

If you plan to rent a car, please click here for information about the car rental agencies located at RDU airport.

For information about parking in downtown Chapel Hill, click here.

Speakers and commentators will be staying at the Carolina Inn, which is located just a short walk from campus.

For information about fun and interesting things to do and delicious food to eat in and around Chapel Hill, check out these websites: http://www.downtownchapelhill.com and https://www.visitchapelhill.org.


Please follow this link and enter the password that you received upon registration.

If you have not received the password and would like to view the papers, please email Jordan at jordan.lifer@unc.edu.


October 4, 2019
October 5, 2019
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