Week 1 (21st January):
Kit Fine, ‘The question of ontology’
Week 2 (28th January):
Brian Weatherson, ‘Can we do without pragmatic encroachment?’
Week 3 (4th February):
Anthony Gillies, ‘On truth-conditions for "if" (but
not quite only if)’
Week 4 (11th February):
Cian Dorr, ‘There are no abstract objects’
Available on Weblearn,
or in Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics, ed. John Hawthorne, Theodore
Sider and Dean Zimmerman (Blackwell, 2007).
Week 5 (18th February):
Tom Kelly, ‘The epistemic significance of disagreement’
Week 6 (25th February):
Jeff King, ‘Tense, modality & semantic values’ (skip
Section 3 & appendix)
Week 7 (4th March):
Roger White, ‘Evidential Symmetry and Mushy Credence’
Week 8 (11th March)
The MLE (metaphysics, language, & epistemology)
Seminar will meet on Wednesdays, 2-4pm in the Ryle Room, 10 Merton
St. D.Phils, B.Phils, Post-docs, and Faculty are encouraged to attend.
All readings for the seminar will be available via the MLE seminar
. For further details please contact the organisers (Natalja Deng
and Alastair Wilson).
Agustin Rayo, ‘Ontological commitment’
The MLE Seminar has a blog.
Each week, we aim to post the handout and a summary of the discussions.