Experimental Epistemology Research Group


Buffalo All X-Phi Weekend

Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd, 2009


For a pdf version of the conference program click here


Day 1: Graduate Experimental Philosophy Conference

Friday, October 2nd

All Friday sessions will take place in 280 Park Hall


8:00-8:30am Coffee and Registration
8:30-9:30am Adam Arico (Arizona), “On the Psychological Origins of Dualism: Dual-Process Cognition and the Explanatory Gap”
  Commentator: TBA
9:40-10:40am Shen-yi Liao & Nina Strohminger (Michigan), “An Experimental Perspective on the Puzzles of Resistance”
  Commentator: Jill Cumby (York)
10:50-11:50am Joshua May (UC Santa Barbara), “What in the World is Weakness of Will?”
  Commentator: Craig Roxborough (York)
12:00-1:30pm LUNCH (141 Park Hall)
1:30-2:30pm Mark Phelan (Yale), “The Inadequacy of Paraphrase is the Dogma of Metaphor”
  Commentator: Nicolas McGinnis (Western Ontario)
2:40-3:40pm Eric Mandelbaum (UNC-Chapel Hill) & David Ripley (UNC-Chapel Hill & Jean Nicod) “Explaining the Abstract/Concrete Paradoxes in Moral Psychology”
  Commentator: Michael Patterson (Houston)
3:50-4:50pm Jennifer Nado (Rutgers), “Experimental Philosophy and Skepticism”
  Commentator: Robert Stephens (McGill)
5:15-7:15pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Stephen Stich (Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University), “Experimental Philosophy and the Bankruptcy of ‘The Great Tradition’”
8:00pm Dinner, Kyoto Restaurant (4060 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14226, 716-836-6688)



Day 2: Experimental Epistemology Workshop

Saturday, October 3rd

All Saturday sessions will take place in 102 Alfiero Center


9:00-9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:45am Michael Bishop (Florida State), “Experimental Epistemology and the Normativity Problem”
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-12:15pm Ram Neta (UNC-Chapel Hill) & Mark Phelan (Yale) “Evidence that Stakes Don’t Matter to Evidence”
12:15-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:45pm James Beebe (Buffalo), “Surprising Connections Between Knowledge and Action: The Epistemic Side-Effect Effect”
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:15pm Jonathan Weinberg (Indiana), “Humans As Instruments: Or, The Inevitability of Experimental Philosophy”
4:15-4:30pm  Break
4:30-5:45pm Shaun Nichols (Arizona), “Epistemology and Moral Luck”
7:00pm Dinner, Toro Tapas Bar (492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, 716-886-9457)

For a pdf version of the conference program click here



Inquiries: jbeebe2 "at" buffalo "dot" edu