Famed philosophy professor Simon Blackburn to lecture at UT
#pict1v#Professor Simon Blackburn will be visiting Tartu on 21–23 September, and will give four public lectures as part of the lecture series entitled ’Gottlob Frege lectures in theoretical philosophy’.
Professor Blackburn is an internationally acclaimed philosopher whose work has in recent years won wide recognition outside academic circles. His books Think (1999), Being Good (2001), Lust (2004) and Truth: A Guide (2005) have had an important impact in raising popular awareness of philosophical issues. Blackburn’s work The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994) has also been translated into Estonian as Oxfordi filosoofialeksikon (Vagabund 2002).
Simon Blackburn is Vice President of the British Humanist Association and former editor of the journal Mind.
SIMON BLACKBURN: MIND AND REPRESENTATION, 21–23 SEPTEMBER 2009
Monday, 21 September, 16:15–17:45 - Carnapian External Questions: Representationalist and Pragmatist Answers
Tuesday, 22 September, 10:15–11:45 - The Impact of Deflationism
Tuesday, 22 September, 16:15–17:45 - Deflationism in the Later Wittgenstein
Wednesday, 23 September, 10:15–11:45 - Ontology, Commitments and Semantics
The lectures will be held in English in the Domus Dorpatensis building at 7, Ülikooli St. Everybody interested in the subject is welcome. Please register in advance by email to cohnitz [ät] ut.ee.
The lecture series ’Gottlob Frege lectures in theoretical philosophy’ is named after the German mathematician and philosopher Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (1848–1925). Frege has been selected as the patron of the series because of his clear and unpretentious approach to philosophical issues.
Simon Blackburn’s lecture will be the third in the series. In February 2007, a lecture on theories of truth was given by Wolfgang Künne, Professor of Philosophy of the University of Hamburg. In 2008, the series invited Paul Boghossian, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, whose lecture focused on objective knowledge.
Additional information and registration: Professor Daniel Cohnitz, telephone +372 737 6619, e-mail: cohnitz [ät] ut.ee<mailto:cohnitz [ät] ut.ee">cohnitz [ät] ut.ee
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