[SydPhil] Notification: Daniel Stoljar (ANU) @ Wed 31 Oct 2018 13:00 - 14:30 (AEDT) (Seminars)
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Title: Daniel Stoljar (ANU)
Pessimism about Progress in Philosophy—Why is it so Widespread?
Abstract. A lot of people think that philosophy does not make progress in
the way that other fields do. Famous scientists often express a pessimistic
position about this, as indeed do some well-known philosophers. In
*Philosophical Progress* (OUP, 2017) I argued against this position, and in
favour of a reasonable or qualified optimism. In this talk I ask a follow
up question: what explains the widespread belief that there is little or
no progress in philosophy? I explore various answers to this question,
focusing in particular on the hypothesis that the institutional setting of
philosophy encourages a pessimistic attitude about its progress.
When: Wed 31 Oct 2018 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Australia Time - Sydney
Where: Sydney Uni, Muniment Room
* Luara Ferracioli- creator
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