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!
Tues. January 23rd, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
June 30th – July 7th, 2018
Co-Directors: Sandra Lapointe & Erich Reck
- 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
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
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.
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 Experience. Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech
Nietzsche on Consciousness. Mattia Ricardi, University of Porto
William James on Conceptions and Private Language. Henry 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
McMaster University, 6-9 May 2016 (UH 316)
McMaster’s Bertrand Russell Research Centre (Faculty of Humanities), Michael Forster Humboldt Professorship (Bonn, Germany), The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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|6 May||7 May||8 May||9 May|
|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
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)|
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
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
Sandra Lapointe, McMaster
Methodological Pluralism and the History of Logic before and after Kant
|Michael Forster, Bonn
Sean Morris, Metropolitan State University, Denver
|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
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:
16 April 2016, Trius Winery at Hillebrand
(Call for Participants follows)
One of the biggest challenges for historians of philosophy, whether it be historians of e.g. analytic, German, modern, medieval or ancient philosophy is to make clear the various ways in which historical work can be relevant to contemporary discussion. Few philosophical resources exist that deal with questions concerning approaches and methods, and divergences across the various subfields of interest are often quite remarkable. This is to say nothing of the gap that seems to exist between historians of philosophy and historians and philosophers of science.
The purpose of the workshop is to come to a better understanding of our own assumptions as historians and consider whether distinct approaches and methods can come to inform each other in a way that could contribute to unifying the field – and whether this is desirable in the first place. It will gather historians and philosophers of science, historians of ancient, medieval and modern philosophy as well as historians of analytical philosophy.
The workshop will revolve around current work-in-progress by eminent historian of medieval philosophy Claude Panaccio (UQAM). The morning session will be devoted to a lecture by Panaccio, followed by an open discussion. The afternoon session will consist of a round table. A number of “ theses” taken from Panaccio’s manuscript will be examined and discussed by a panel of historians with different backgrounds and interest. They include :
- · Corey Dyck, Western
- · Jacquline Feke, Waterloo
- · David Hunter, Ryerson
- · Peter King, Toronto
- · Henrik Lagerlund, Western
- · Sandra Lapointe, McMaster
- · Christian Leduc, Montreal
- · Martin Pickave, Toronto
The round table will be followed by a general discussion. Invited discussants include: Doreen Fraser (Waterloo), Mark Johnstone (McMaster), Jenny Pelletier (Leuven), Marleen Rozemond (Toronto), Anthony Skelton (Western), Nick Stang (Toronto), John Thorp (Western).
Excerpts from Panaccio’s new manuscript, Narratives and Reconstructions. The Foundations of Methodology in the History of Philosophy, will be made available in advance to all participants.
Call for Participants
Registration is now open for other participants, but places are limited. If you would like to attend, please send us by email a short rationale, including a description of current academic interest as well as a brief statement explaining why the workshop is relevant to your current research. The subject line of the email should be :Method in History Workshop and it should be sent to Chandra Kavanagh at: email@example.com
Deadline: 26 February 2016.
The workshop will take place at Trius Winery at Hillbrand (www.triuswines.com), one of the finest wineries of the Niagara Region. The registration fee is 230$ and includes a 4 course lunch, wine tasting and a 6 course dinner, as well as refreshments throughout the day.
If you have any questions, please contact Chandra Kavanagh: firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00-10:30 Welcome, coffee and tea, morning snacks.
10:30-12:30 Lecture by Claude Panaccio: The Foundations of Methodology in the History of Philosophy
4 course business lunch, set menu
14:00-17:00 Round Table.
Discussants: Corey Dyck (Western) Jacquline Feke (Waterloo), David Hunter (Ryerson), Peter King (Toronto) Henrik Lagerlund (Western), Sandra Lapointe (McMaster), Christian Leduc (Montreal), Martin Pickave (Toronto).
Indulge in a trio of Trius’s favourite gourmet snacks with their perfect complementary wines—including their famous sparkler, Trius Brut Rosé. After we reveal a little of the mystery behind pairing food and wine, we’ll teach you your very own magic trick: how to sabre a bottle of sparking wine!
19:00 Dinner (Five course tasting menu, coffee and tea)
The Chef will create one soup course, one starter course, fish course, main course, Cheese course or dessert course
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
McMaster University’s Philosophy Department
Bertrand Russell Research Centre
University of Toronto’s Philosophy Department