Conferences, Seminars and workshops in 2018 and 2019

A Materialist Theory of the Mind: 50 Years On

David Armstrong

David Armstrong in Poland (courtesy Jenny Armstrong)

8–10 August 2018
CCANESA Boardroom
Madsen Building F09
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The emergence of ‘Australian Materialism’ about the mind in the 1960s is widely regarded as one of the most important developments in the philosophy of mind in the 20th century. The signature book of Australian Materialism was the late David Armstrong’s A Materialist Theory of the Mind (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968). This conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its publication by providing an assessment of its impact over the last fifty years and by offering new directions for research within the philosophy of mind inspired by Armstrong’s approach.

Confirmed speakers
- David Braddon-Mitchell (Sydney)
- David Chalmers (New York University)
- Ryan Cox (Sydney)
- Anthony Fisher (Manchester)
- Sharon Ford (Charles Darwin)
- Peter Godfrey-Smith (Sydney)
- John Heil (Washington, St Louis)
- Frank Jackson (ANU)
- William G. Lycan (Chapel Hill/UConn)
- Daniel Stoljar (ANU)
- Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth)

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- Waged: $60
- Unwaged: $30
- Students: free
Registration is essential
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Contact details

For more information please contact the conference organisers:
Peter Anstey and David Braddon-Mitchell
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Themes from the Work of Carla Rita Palmerino on Natural Philosophy

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

4–5 February 2019

(Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia)
Madsen Building F09
Eastern Avenue,
The University of Sydney
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$20 per day or $30 for the two days
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  • Peter Harrison (Queensland)
  • Stephen Gaukroger (Sydney)
  • Alan Chalmers (Sydney)
  • John Schuster (Sydney)
  • Keith Hutchison (Melbourne)
  • Laura Kotevska (Sydney)
  • Luciano Boschiero (Campion)
  • Peter Anstey (Sydney)
  • Catherine Abou-Nemeh (Victoria, Wellington)
  • Carla Rita Palmerino (Radboud University, The Netherlands)