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JENNIFER A. FREY WILL BE GIVING A TALK ON DECEMBER 1, 2023


On Art and Truth

Aesthetic cognitivism is the idea that art is a form of cognition - knowledge or understanding. In this talk, I will argue against some prominent contemporary forms of aesthetic cognitivism, and begin to sketch an account of the relationship between art and truth that I think is more promising and worth further investigation.

Please join us with Jennifer on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 2:30pm in Dale Hall Tower room 607.

For more information on Jennifer please check out these links.

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OKLAHOMA WORKSHOP IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY


CONSCIOUSNESS SUBJECTIVITY, & THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Consciousness, Subjectivity, & the Philosophy of Religion; April 19 through 20, 2024, University of Oklahoma, Thurman White Forum Building.

RSVP via e-mail: nata@ou.edu

Speaker Information (pdf)

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The David Ross Boyd Lectures

The David Ross Boyd lecture series was a biennial event in which a philosopher of the highest distinction came to campus for approximately a week to deliver a series of public lectures and (usually) an additional paper to the philosophy department. The previous Boyd Lecturers were Claudia Card (2013), Jerrold Levinson (2011), Elliot Sober (2009), Christine Korsgaard (2007), Hilary Putnam (2005), Julia Annas (2004), Bas van Fraassen (2002), Jerry Fodor (2000), Jaegwon Kim (1998), Martha Nussbaum (1996), Alvin Plantinga (1994), Joel Feinberg (1991), and Donald Davidson (1990).


Conferences on Special Topics

The department organized conferences on specific topics, attracting national and international specialists. In spring 2011, the department hosted an in-house epistemology conference. In spring 2009, we hosted a conference on Epistemic Goodness. In spring 2007, we hosted Why Formal Epistemology?, an international workshop with speakers Luc Bovens (London School of Economics and Political Science), David Chalmers (Australian National University), Branden Fitelson (University of California-Berkeley), Alan Hajek (Australian National University), Jonathan Kwanvig (Baylor University), Adam Morton (University of Alberta, Edmonton), Scott Sturgeon (University of London) and Paul Weirich (University of Missouri).