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Alan Nelson Retirement Conference

May 3 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrating Alan Nelson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
May 3-4, 2023

Friday May 3
116 Murphey Hall

9:00-9:45: Philip Bold (Minnesota) “Later Wittgenstein on the Analysis of Experience: A Problem for Early Modern Empiricism?”

9:45-10:30: Emily Kelahan (Dickinson): “Adventures in Field Philosophy”

10:30-11:00: Break

11:00-11:45: Lex Newman (Utah): “Descartes’ Conception of Knowledge”

11:45-12:30: Aurora Yu (UNC) “Sensation and the Innate Idea of the Mind-Body Union”

12:30-1:45: Lunch

1:45-2:30: David Cunning (Iowa) “Systematic Thinking in the History of Philosophy – And a Point about Confusion”

2:30-3:15: Break

3:15-4:45: Remarks from Departmental Colleagues

4:45-5:00: Break

5:00-5:30: Remarks from Alan Nelson

6:00 Dinner Caldwell Hall, First Floor

Saturday May 4
116 Murphey Hall

9:00-9:45: Jeff McDonough (Harvard): “Time for Du Châtelet”

9:45-10:15: Stephen Puryear (NCSU): “Can Animals Be Owned?”

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:15: Michaela Tiller (St. Michael’s): “The Strict Interpretation of Locke and Cockburn”

11:15-12:00: Ken Brown (Cal Poly): “Locke on Memory”

12:00-1:15: Lunch Break

1:15-2:00: David Landy (SFSU): “Shepherd on the Representation of Causal Relations”

2:00-2:45: John Whipple (UIC): “Leibniz’s Grounding Argument for Simple Substances”

2:45-3:15: Break

3:15-4:00: Seth Bordner (Alabama): “Philosophy and Midlife Opportunity”

4:00-4:45: Noa Shein (Hebrew University): “Part One of the Ethics and the Deliverance from Confusion”


May 3 @ 9:00 am
May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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