11/15 – Kate Abramson

abramsonWe are delighted to welcome Kate Abramson (Indiana University) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Virtues, Natural Abilities, and Aspects of Mental Health: Lessons from Hume”. The meeting will take place on Friday November 15th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Abramson will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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11/8 – Mark Schroeder

Schroeder_by_JoelWe are delighted to welcome Mark Schroeder (USC) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “The Price of Supervenience”. The meeting will take place on Friday November 8th from 10.00am – 11.50am in Wieboldt 408

[Please note the earlier meeting time]

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Schroeder will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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10/18 – Charles Mills

clip_image002For our first meeting of the year, we are delighted to welcome Charles Mills (Northwestern) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”. The meeting will take place on Friday October 18th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Mills will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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The PPW Resumes!

Welcome back to Chicago, and to the fifth year of the Practical Philosophy Workshop!

Our schedule for the fall is below. A couple of comments:

1) The workshop will usually meet on even weeks this year. However, since it is occasionally necessary to reschedule meetings, some meetings may take place in odd weeks. In order to receive up-to-date information on our meetings, you are strongly advised to sign up for our mailing list by entering your email address here . All meetings, except for special events, will run from 10.30am – 12.20pm on Friday.

2) Unless otherwise advertised, all of our meetings will be in Wieboldt 408.

3) The workshop is open to all students and faculty, and you do not need to be registered to attend. Since part of the aim of a workshop is to build up a “community of like-minded scholars”, we strongly encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible, but this is not mandatory – you are welcome to attend whichever sessions interest you.

4) In general, the paper will be pre-circulated via our email list, and the presenter will give a 10-15 minute summary of the main points to open the discussion. This means that in order to get the most out of the workshop, it is advisable to read the paper in advance if possible. (The main exception to this format will be meetings in which a graduate student is giving a practice job talk, in which case the presentation will be longer).

5) In order to facilitate an atmosphere of constructive, critical, and friendly discussion, we will once again be serving free coffee and donuts before the start of every meeting.

6) If you have any questions about the workshop, feel free to email me at nir@uchicago.edu. We have some very exciting presentations from invited speakers and graduate students this fall, and we look forward to seeing you at our first meeting on October 18th!

Fall Schedule

10/18 – Charles Mills (Northwestern) – “Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”  *Irregular Week*

11/8 – Mark Schroeder (USC) - ”The Price of Supervenience”

11/15 – Kate Abramson (Indiana University) – “Virtues, Natural Abilities, and Aspects of Mental Health: Lessons from Hume”  *Irregular Week*

11/22 – Stephen Shortt (Chicago, graduate student) – “The Disappearing Other: The Vacancy of Darwall’s Second-Person Standpoint”

12/6 & 12/7 – Philosophy Graduate Research Conference featuring three past speakers at the PPW: David Holiday, Mark Hopwood, Joe Jubenow (Chicago, graduate students)

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The PPW will return in October

Have a great summer!

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6/7 – Jonny Thakkar

Furness-Abbey-2For our final meeting of the year, we are delighted to welcome Jonny Thakkar (Chicago, graduate student) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Plato As Critical Theorist: Craftsmanship and Moneymaking in Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Michael Mann”. The meeting will take place on Friday June 7th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Jonny will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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5/24 – John Bengson

IMG_0165We are delighted to welcome John Bengson (University of Wisconsin at Madison) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Practical Perception”. The meeting will take place on Friday May 24th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Bengson will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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5/10 – Jason Bridges

bridges_09We are delighted to welcome Jason Bridges (Chicago) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “The Ecology of Reasons”. The meeting will take place on Friday May 10th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Bridges will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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4/26 – Zack Loveless

zlovelessWe are delighted to welcome Zack Loveless (Chicago, graduate student) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “‘Consequentialism’ in and after “Modern Moral Philosophy””. The meeting will take place on Friday April 26th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Zack will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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4/19 – Tim Scanlon

g12c00000000000000084265095c0ce62b87e0d0e5689d127fbbc60fa17We are delighted to welcome Tim Scanlon (Harvard) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Metaphysical Objections to Normative Truth”. The meeting will take place on Friday April 19th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Scanlon will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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