Past events 2012

Cambridge Pragmatism :: Cambridge

31 May – 1 June, 2012
Pragmatists approach philosophical problems by enquiring about the practical role of disputed notions – truth, causation, value, or necessity, for example – in human life. Over the past century, many distinguished Cambridge philosophers have been pragmatists in one sense or another. This research workshop, supported by the Pragmatic Foundations Project, aimed to explore this distinctive Cambridge philosophical tradition. Further details are available here.

Jaan Tallinn :: Existential Risk at Sydney Ideas

17 July 2012
A public lecture by Jaan Tallinn, one of the founding engineers of Skype, on possible cataclysmic risks of Artificial Intelligence. Further details at Sydney Ideas.

Do We Need a Physics of 'Passage'? :: Capetown

10 – 14 December, 2012
This meeting is the first conference of our new Templeton-funded project, New Agendas for the Study of Time. It brought together distinguished philosophers, physicists, psychologists and linguists, to ask whether the passage of time is a missing ingredient in contemporary physics.

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