Logic from Kant to Russell – Work Session with Sandra Lapointe, Nick Stang and Clinton Tolley

17 February 2018, 10:00-13:00

The work session will be dedicated to discussing three papers to be included in the forthcoming Logic from Kant to Russell (Sandra Lapointe, ed.; London, Routledge):

  • Sandra Lapointe, McMaster: How Logic Changes (And How Historians Write About It)
  • Nick Stang, University of Toronto: Frege and Lotze: Logical Anti-Psychologism in Context
  • Clinton Tolley, UC San Diego: Hegel’s Conception of Thinking in his Logics

If you are interested in attending, please contact: lapointe@mcmaster

Location TBA.

 

2018 Annual Meetings of SSHAP and BRS

Next June, McMaster will be hosting the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy (19-21) and the Bertrand Russell Society (22-24) as part of the celebrations around the 50th Anniversary of the Russell Archives. The new home of the Archives and of the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, a swank pad at the very gate of campus, will be open for the occasion. Come and join us!

Work Session With Aviezer Tucker (Harvard): Historicism from an Epistemic Perspective

Tues. January 23rd, 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

McMaster University

University Hall 316

Work Session with Aviezier Tucker (Harvard University) on themes connected to Historiography, Epistemology, and the History of Philosophy. Dr Tucker has published broadly on philosophy of historiography and history, political philosophy and theory, intellectual history and history of ideas. Including:

Students and faculty with an expertise and/or interest in historiography, history of philosophy, historical epistemology, and the intersections of history with social sciences and the study of knowledge are invited to join us for a collaborative discussion of Dr. Tucker’s forthcoming research paper “Out of Bounds: Historicism from an Epistemic Perspective”. Please contact Sean Dudley (dudles1@mcmaster.ca) no later than January 10th, 2018 so we can plan refreshments and send you a draft version of Dr Tucker’s paper before the event.

All inquiries should be directed to dudles1@mcmaster.ca

 

 

Historiography, Methodology, Metaphilosophy and the Canon

28-30 June 2018, McMaster University
Organisers: Sandra Lapointe and Erich Reck

This workshop is a true workshop. It brings together leading scholars working in the history and historiography of philosophy to exchange views and share constructive proposals on a number of concerted questions. Each invited speakers at the workshop will lead a 90 minutes discussions focused around a topic of their choice. They will be invited to give a short presentation and make material available, but the program does not include formal talks and each session will be dedicated to evaluating specific problems and questions in a collaborative spirit.

Invited Speakers: Mike Beaney (King’s College London / Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Margaret Cameron (University of Victoria, BC), Catarina Dutilh (University of Groningen), Chris Green (Dept. Psychology, York University), Daniel Harris, (Hunter College, CUNY),  Martin Kusch (Universität Vienna), Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University), Chris Meyns (Utrecht University), Claude Panaccio (Université du Québec à Montréal), Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech), Erich Reck (UC Riverside), Avizier Tucker (Harvard University)

Call for Discussants

Faculty and graduate students with expertise and/or interest in the history of philosophy and historical methodology or in connected discipline (history of psychology, sociology of knowledge, history of science) interested in joining as discussant are encouraged to send a short letter of intent explaining the nature of their interest in the topic. All discussants will be given a place in the program and will receive an official letter of invitation upon request. They will be invited to join all social events. Discussants do not need to prepare a presentation, and their submissions will not be expected until 31 May 2019.

MORE INFORMATION HERE

Summer School 2018

Historiography, Methodology, Metaphilosophy

Summer School, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

June 30th – July 7th, 2018

Co-Directors: Sandra Lapointe & Erich Reck

Faculty:

  • Margaret Cameron, University of Victoria
  • Chris Green, York University
  • Martin Kusch, University of Vienna
  • Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University
  • Chris Meyns, University of Utrecht
  • Claude Panaccio, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Erich Reck, University of California, Riverside
  • Aviezer Tucker, Harvard University

What is distinctively philosophical about the history of philosophy, and what makes it distinct from sociology of knowledge, history of science, or intellectual history (if anything)? Does the history of philosophy (and the history of knowledge more generally) yield other types of reasoning or explanation beside reconstructions and narratives? What kinds of philosophical, sociological, and political factors seem to play a role in canon-formation? These and related questions will be the focus of the 2018 Summer School in Historiography, Methodology, and Metapilosophy. Among the topics explored will be the following: (i) historical methodology in philosophy, (ii) rational reconstruction, narrative, and alternative types of reasoning (e.g. inductive, deductive-nomological, abductive, etc.), (iii) history as a form of explanation, (iv) epistemic goals, values, and norms in history of philosophy, (v) the relationship between history of philosophy and the history of other disciplines (e.g. mathematics and psychology), (vi) the sociology of philosophy and the history of philosophy, (vii) the relationship between cognitive biases and hermeneutic limitations, (viii) canon-formation, (ix) the nature and role of ‘counter-narratives’, e.g. debunking histories or revisionary tales, and (x) the rediscovery of (non-)canonical figures.

Deadline for Application is 5 Feb 2018

More information HERE

SSHAP and BRS to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Acquisition of the Russell Archive at McMaster

McMaster will be celebrating the acquisition of the Bertrand Russell Archive in 2018 and, as part of the celebrations, the Philosophy Department will be hosting the combined meetings of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy (www.sshap.org) and the Bertrand Russell Society (http://bertrandrussell.org/). Mark your calendars, for SSHAP (19-21 June 2018) and BRS (22-24 June 2018). We’ll be looking forward to welcoming you in Hamilton.

Philosophy of Mind in the 19th Century

Philosophy of Mind in the 19th Century

Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association

30 May 2016, 9:00-12:30

University of Calgary

 

The Symposium aims at documenting the fabulous richness that characterizes the study of mind over the period that extends from the publication of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (1781) to that of Husserl’s Ideas (1913). Contributions are highlights from the eponymous project* that has three main purposes: (1) to sketch a theoretical landscape that reflects the methodological and theoretical pluralism that is characteristic of this period; (2) to draw attention to the common historical origins of psychology and philosophy of mind including cognitive sciences as we know them today; (3) to do justice to the theories of lesser known figures or of philosophers whose contribution to the study of mind has otherwise been neglected.

Presentations:

Philosophy of Mind in the 19th Century: Methodological Considerations. Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University

Idealist perspectives on mental activity and content. Clinton Tolley, University of California, San Diego

Mach’s contributions to philosophy of mind. Erik Banks, Wright State University

Helmholtz on the Stability and Plasticity of Phenomenal ExperienceLydia Patton, Virginia Tech

Nietzsche on Consciousness. Mattia Ricardi, University of Porto

William James on Conceptions and Private LanguageHenry Jackman, York University

 

*Philosophy Of Mind In The Nineteenth Century, Sandra Lapointe (ed.) – Volume 5 in The History Of The Philosophy Of Mind series edited by Rebecca Copenhaver and Christopher Shields (Routledge, forthcoming)

Table of Content

00 Introduction by Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University

 01 Bernard Bolzano on Mind and Action by Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University

02 Idealist perspectives on mental activity and content by Clinton Tolley, University of California, San Diego

03 From metaphysics to psychophysics: Herbart and the sovereign realm of presentations by Wolfgang Huemer, University of Parma and Christoph Landerer, independent scholar

04 Hermann von Helmholtz’s Theories of Sound and Color by Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech

05 Mach’s Philosophy of Mind: Sensations and Neutral Monism by Eric Banks, Wright State University

06 Nietzsche’s philosophical psychology by Mattia Riccardi, University of Porto

07 Conceptual pessimism and James’s Philosophy of Mind by Henry Jackman, York University

08 Freud’s Neurology: Surpassing 19th Century Philosophy of Mind by Bettina Bergo, University of Montreal

09 Brentano’s Philosophy of Mind  by Robin Rollinger, Czech Academy of Science

10 Mind in Meinong  by Peter Simons, Trinity College, Dublin

11 Stumpf on Joint Presentation by Mark Textor, King’s College London

12 Christian von Ehrenfels on the Mind and its Metaphysics by Carlo Ierna, Utrecht University

13 Husserl: From Intentionality to Transcendental Phenomenology  by Paul Livingston, University of New Mexico

14 Natorp’s Philosophy of Mind by Alan Kim, Stony Brook University

 

 

 

Logic in Kant’s Wake – SCHEDULE

McMaster University, 6-9 May 2016 (UH 316)

Sponsored by

McMaster’s Bertrand Russell Research Centre (Faculty of Humanities), Michael Forster Humboldt Professorship (Bonn, Germany), The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

PDF schedule PDF

6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May

9:00-10:30

Frederick Beiser, Syracuse

Cohen’s Logik der reinen Erkenntnis

 

Corey Dyck, Western

Logic and Psychology from Wolff to Kant

 

Consuelo Preti, The College of New Jersey

How Russell Could Have Thought Moore Was A Logician

10:30-10:45 Pause
10:45-12:15

 

Scott Edgar, St Mary’s

The origins of Hermann Cohen’s logic of pure knowledge

Clinton Tolley, UCSD

Hegel’s Conception of Thinking in his Logics

 

Nick Griffin, McMaster

Russell and Hilbert and Kant and Geometry

 

12:15-13:30 Catered Lunch (Wilson Library)
13:30-15:00

 

Gary Ostertag, CUNY

Bradley and Russell on Relations and Propositional Unity

Erich Reck , UC Riverside

The Logic in Dedekind’s Logicism

 

Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech

Laws of Thought and Laws of Logic: from Psychology to Mathematics after Kant

15:00-15:15 Student Session:

Laura Davis, Pittsburgh

Rethinking Logical Hylomorphism: Kant and the Subjective Formalists

 

Milan Soutor, Prague

Moore vs. Kant and Bradley: Are concepts acquired by operations of mind?

 

Joshua Eisenberg, Pittsburgh

Hertz’s Logically-Oriented Physics

 

Pause
15:15-16:45

Sandra Lapointe, McMaster

Methodological Pluralism and the History of Logic before and after Kant

Michael Forster, Bonn

TBA

 

 

Sean Morris, Metropolitan State University, Denver

 

By Skype

 

16:45-17:00 Pause
17:00-18:30 Graham Priest, CUNY

Kant’s Excessive Tenderness for Things in the

World, and Hegel’s Dialetheism

Nick Stang, Toronto

Der Gedanke in the Context of 19th Century Logic

Jeremy Heis,

UC Irvine

by Skype

JOB: Russell Visiting Professorship

The Department of Philosophy at McMaster University is currently advertising its 2016/17 Visiting Russell Professorship. 

The Visiting Professorships, one of which will be available each year, are intended for established scholars whose research would benefit by access to the Bertrand Russell Archives. It is an excellent opportunity for Russell scholars and historians of analytical philosophy to gain physical access to the formidable wealth of material curated at McMaster. Please consult the ad here:

http://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/2016/02/24/bertrand-russell-visiting-professorship/