One-day conference, 18 July 2008
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK
9 - 9:30 Opening and Tea/Coffee
9:30 - 10:50 Lynne Rudder Baker (Umass, Amherst): First-Personal Aspects of Agency
11:00 - 12:20 Matthias Haase (Basel): Rule-Following and Conceptual Capacities
13:30 - 14:50 Roman Altshuler (SUNY, Stony Brook): Rationalization as Causation and Diachronic Mental Holism
15:10 - 16:30 Maria Alvarez (Southampton): The Causal Theory of Action: Reasons, Motivation and Explanation
16:40 - 18:00 Keynote: Michael Bratman (Stanford): From Goal-Directedness to the Agent's Rational Guidance
19:30 Conference Dinner
Clifton Hill House (link), Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BX
Registration is now open until the end of May. Please download and return the following form (regform).
Very reasonably priced accommodation is available in Clifton Hill House, the conference venue (see above). If you would like to make a booking, please tick the appropriate boxes on the registration form.
Alternatively, there are many hotels and B&B’s in the area of the conference venue (Clifton and Clifton Village). See, for instance, cliftonhotels.
Travel information and maps can be found here on the University of Bristol webpage.
Thanks to a grant from the Analysis Trust, there are up to 10 bursaries for external graduate students available, covering up to half of the cost of the registration fee and accommodation in Clifton Hill House. The subsidies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The conference is sponsored by the Mind Association, BIRTHA, CONTACT Bristol, and the Analysis Trust.
The conference theme can be downloaded here (theme).
Organizers: Markus Schlosser, Bryony Pierce and Finn Spicer