:: Conference :: The graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at York University (Toronto) are organizing a graduate conference in celebration of Donald Davidson’s work.
Submissions, engaging with any of the wide variety of topics that Davidson himself was preoccupied with, are welcomed. The conference will take place on the 27th and 28th of April, 2017 at York University (Toronto). Please submit contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2017.
In relation to topics that could be addressed in the submitted papers: the conception of reasons for actions as causes of actions, the connection between truth and meaning, the determination of meaning and its implications for the treatment of scepticism (both semantic and epistemic), anomalous monism, the interdependence between meaning and the contents of our beliefs and desires, the nature of the obstacles to the explanatory reduction of the intentional domain, the implications of Davidson’s work for issues in ethics and metaethics, and others. Finally, while Davidson is known to analytic philosophers primarily for the contributions to philosophy of action and language that he made in the early stages of his career, his later work, much of which revolves around what is known as ‘the triangulation argument’, is just as philosophically fecund. Submissions focused on Davidson’s notion of triangulation and the ways in which it can shed new light on old questions are especially welcome.