Sunday, August 1, 2010

Northern New England Philosophical Association

NNEPA (Northern New England Philosophical Association) Conference
at Saint Anselm College in Manchester
NH October 15-16, 2010

The 2010 R. Peter Sylvester Keynote Speaker will be Peter Godfrey-Smith of Harvard University. Professor Godfrey-Smith's main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind. He also works on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), general philosophy of science, and some parts of metaphysics and epistemology. He has written three books, Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (Cambridge, 1996), Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Chicago, 2003), and Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection (Oxford, 2009). More information here:

http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~pgs/index.html

Professor Godfrey-Smith’s address is titled “The Evolution of Meaning.”

Papers

Papers may be on any topic. There will be a plenary session on October 16 devoted to the work of Professor Godfrey-Smith. so submissions on his work are especially invited. Papers should be limited to 25 minutes reading time. Send papers or abstracts (500-750 words) by September 1, 2010 to:

Prof. David Banach, Dept. of Philosophy, Saint Anselm College,
Manchester, NH 03102
Or email:
dbanach@anselm.edu

There will be a plenary session on October 16 devoted to the work of Professor Godfrey-Smith. so submissions on his work are especially invited.

In conjunction with its annual conference, the Northern New England Philosophical Association will host sessions for undergraduates to share their work in a collaborative environment. Undergrads should submit completed papers of no more than 2500 words to Prof. David Banach by September 15, 2010.

St. A’s philosophy department has kindly set up a website to keep us informed as things develop at:
http://www.anselmphilosophy.com/NNEPA/

We are also on facebook:
NNEPA
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NNEPA-Northern-New-England-Philosophical-Association/294298296702

Conference Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=268725624607
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