The Objectivity of Knowledge

Offered Spring 1999

The seminar on Language and Mind will be conducted this Spring by Paul Boghossian and Stephen Schiffer and will meet Tuesdays from 4 to 7 PM. Papers for discussion will be available one week in advance and will be distributed at the preceding seminar. They can also be picked up at the Department of Philosophy, Main Building Room 503, 100 Washington Square East. Many of the papers will also be available on this web page by clicking on the title of the paper. Inquiries should be addressed to Debbie Bula in the Department of Philosophy: 998-8320,

Students may take this seminar for credit. For information on course requirements and meeting times, please see the Spring 1999 graduate course announcement. 

Schedule of Speakers

January 19 , 1999:

Michael Friedman
University of Indiana 

 January 26

Ian Hacking
University of Toronto

Is there any pont in talking about social constructs in connection with the natural sciences?

February 2

Catherine Elgin
Harvard University

From Considered JudgementPDF

 February 9

Hartry Field

 February 16

Thomas Nagel

February 23 

Robert Brandom
University of Pittsburgh

 March 2

David Velleman
University of Michigan

March 9

Helen Longino
University of Minnesota

March 16

Spring break

March 23

Stephen Stich
Rutgers University

March 30

Thomas Scanlon
Harvard University

April 6

Derek Parfit
NYU and Oxford University

April 13

Crispin Wright
University of St. Andrews and Columbia University

April 20

Paul Boghossian

April 27

Ronald Dworkin



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