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It is at the point of this speculative possibility that Searle’s argument becomes both more interesting and more problematic, for it probes—somewhat indirectly, but powerfully nonetheless—the significance of the “artificial,” a category under which we can put both “art,” “artifice,” and certainly “technology.” | Read post >>>
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Public Lecture - "The Place of Prejudice"
31 October 2014
Adam Sandel (Harvard University) | Public Lecture
Institute Seminar Series - "'Practices' in Lab Science"
7 November 2014
Paul Scherz (Catholic University) | Seminar
Fellows Afternoon Tea
12 November 2014
| Afternoon Tea
Institute Seminar Series - "A Confident Pluralism"
21 November 2014
John Inazu (Washington University) | Seminar
Paul Nedelisky is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2013. In his dissertation he argued for a new way of thinking about the fundamental features of the world--the basic properties that together make up the qualitative way the world is. One interesting consequence of his arguments is that certain important features of the world turn out to be fundamental--features that many philosophers have denied are fundamental. These include the features of modality--i.e., possibility and necessity—along with intentionality and morality, among others.
As a postdoctoral...