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Causation and Dispositions

University of Sydney :: Friday 1 December 2006

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This mini-conference presents a selection of recent work on Causation and Dispositions by postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers, with a keynote lecture by Professor Peter Menzies (Macquarie University). The conference is open to all, and is free to anyone who registers in advance ($15 otherwise). To register in advance, simply send an email to Sungho Choi with the subject line "Please register me for Causation and Dispositions" (two-click registration here), by Wednesday 29 November.

Timetable


9:30-10:30

Explanatory Generalization: Deep or Broad
Brett Calcott (Australian National University)

10:30-11:30
Dispositional Essentialism, Causation, and the Necessity of Laws
István Aranyosi (Australian National University)

11:30-11:45
Coffee

11:45-12:45
Quidditism and Dispositional/Categorical Distinction
Sungho Choi (Sydney University)

12:45-2:00
Lunch

2:00-3:00
The Act of Existing?
John Lamont (Catholic Institute of Sydney)

3:00-4:00
Are Dispositions Meinongian?
Aisling Crean (Australian National University)

4:00-4:15
Break

4:15-5:45
Keynote Speech:
Do all singular causal truths supervene on actual processes and laws?
Peter Menzies (Macquarie University)


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Venue

The conference will be held at historic Tusculum mansion, 3 Manning St, Potts Point. (Manning St can be seen in the centre of this map. Tusculum is the square-shaped property just south of the double-n in "Manning".)

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Registration

Registration is free, provided you register by email by Wednesday 29 November 2006. A late registration fee of $15 applies to all registrations received after that date. Registration includes morning and afternoon refreshments.

To register, simply send an email to Sungho Choi with the subject line "Please register me for Causation and Dispositions" (two-click registration here).

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Accommodation

There is  plenty of accommodation in Potts Point and Kings Cross, within walking distance of the conference. Listed below are some options. For those on a very tight budget, there are also numerous backpacker's hostels on Victoria Street.



Challis Lodge
21 Challis Avenue
Potts Point

$55 per night for a single room (shared bathroom)
$65 per night for a double/twin (shared bathroom)
$70 per night for a single room (ensuite)
$75 per night for a double/twin (ensuite)

Stay seven nights for the price of five! 

Phone: 

+61 2 9358 5422

Fax:

+61 2 8356 9047

Email:

challis@budgethotelssydney.com

Web:

www.budgethotelssydney.com


Holiday Lodge Hotel
55 Macleay St
Potts Point  

$55-$100 per night for a single room
$60-$120 per night for a double room
$120-$140 per night for a family room

 

Phone: 

+61 2 935 63955

Fax:

+61 2 9356 3485

Web:

www.holidaylodgehotel.com.au


Victoria Court Hotel
122 Victoria St
Potts Point

Rates on enquiry

 

Phone: 

+61 2 9357 3200

Fax:

+61 2 9357 7606

Web:

http://www.victoriacourt.com.au



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Transport

The best way to get around downtown Sydney is on foot or via public transport. The conference venue and the accommodation listed on this site are all within a 5-10 minute walk from Kings Cross railway station.

From the Airport

You can catch a train from the Airport to Kings Cross station, though you will need to change trains at Central station. The train fare from the Airport is $10. A taxi from the Airport to Potts Point costs about $28. There are also regular shuttle buses from the airport to accomodation in Potts Point. "Kingsford Smith Airport Bus Service" runs one such service, which costs around $8 per person and departs from outside the arrival hall every half hour. There is no need to make a booking.

Parking

Streetside parking is very limited in this area. Listed below are some commercial parking lots within 5-10 minutes walk from the conference venue. Parking charges are around $13 per day.

 
Kings Cross Car Park Pty Ltd
Ward Ave Kings Cross NSW 2011
ph: (02) 9358 5000
 
Bayswater Parking Station
33 Bayswater Rd Kings Cross NSW 2011
ph: (02) 9357 7343
 
Enacon Parking
Cathedral St Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
ph: (02) 9380 8850


Enquiries

Enquiries to Sungho Choi.

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Last updated: 27.11.06.