[SydPhil] Conceptions of Practical Reason — philosophy workshop @ UNSW, 31 July

Melissa Merritt m.merritt at unsw.edu.au
Mon Jul 20 11:52:09 AEST 2015

Conceptions of Practical Reason
Philosophy Workshop at UNSW
Morven Brown 310
31 July, 10-4:45

Practical reasoning, or thinking what to do, is typically distinguished from theoretical reasoning, or thinking about matters of fact.  But what, really, is practical reason?  The workshop addresses conceptions of practical reason from a variety of angles.  All are welcome.

Session 1: 10-11:15

Michaelis Michael (UNSW), “Practical Reasoning as Action: Lessons from Ryle and Lewis Carroll”
Markos Valaris (UNSW), “Thinking in Action”

Session 2: 11:30-12:45

Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia), “Teleological Action Kinds”
Chris Rowe-Spencer (UNSW), “Reasons-Positive Models of Practical Reason”


Session 3: 2:00-3:15

Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie), “Moral Judgment and Diachronic Agency”
Karyn Lai (UNSW), “Timeliness in Chinese Philosophy: Questions about Practical Reason”

Session 4: 3:30-4:45

Paul Formosa (Macquarie), “Dignity, Happiness and Meaningfulness in Kantian Practical Reason”
Melissa Merritt (UNSW), “Virtue as a Skill: Rethinking the Kantian Conception of Practical Reason”
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