[SydPhil] UOW Philosophy Seminar, May 24th: Neil Levy (Macquarie), “You Meta Believe It”

Patrick McGivern patrickm at uow.edu.au
Tue May 16 13:12:08 AEST 2017

UOW Philosophy is pleased to have Prof Neil Levy (Macquarie) speaking at its Philosophy Research Seminar series on May 24th. All are welcome.

Title: You Meta Believe It

When: Wednesday, May 24th, 3:30-5:00

Where: Building 19, room 2072 (LHA Research Hub), UOW main campus

Abstract: Because of the privileged place of belief in explaining behaviour, mismatch cases - in which agents sincerely claim to believe that p, but act in a way that is inconsistent with that belief - have attracted a great deal of attention. In this paper, I argue that some of these cases, at least, are explained by agents believing that they believe that p, while failing to believe that p. They do not believe that ~p; rather, they have an indistinct first-order, beliefy, representation that p.

The main seminar will be followed by an undergraduate Philosophy Forum event, discussing "Implicit bias and responsibility”.

Dr. Patrick McGivern
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wollongong
Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

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