A Tudománytörténet és Tudományfilozófia Kutatócsoport szeretettel meghív minden érdeklődőt Prof. Robert Rupert (University of Colorado, Boulder) május 24-én, 16 órától tartandó, "The Primacy of Subpersonal Content" című előadására.

Abstract:
In this talk, I argue that so-called subpersonal content is the primary form of mental content, by arguing that subpersonal content is the only kind of content that has a causal-explanatory role to play in cognitive science or, to the extent that personal-level content plays a causal-explanatory role in cognitive science, its doing so is strongly parasitic on the causal-explanatory role of subpersonal content. Among other points, I emphasize (i) a deep asymmetry in the modal profiles of the two kinds of content and (ii) the failure of the distinctive aspects of personal-level content (what is thought of as its robustly normative nature, for example) to do causal-explanatory work. Thus, if there is personal-level content, it derives from or depends upon a more fundamental kind of content, subpersonal content, not vice versa (contrary to claims of such philosophers as John McDowell).

A Tudománytörténet és Tudományfilozófia Kutatócsoport szeretettel meghív minden érdeklődőt Dr. Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore) április 11-én, 17 órától tartandó, "Humean Nature" című előadására.

Abstract:
I defend a Humean theory of motivation on which desire motivates all action and drives all practical reasoning.  First I lay out the significance for this view for metaethics. Then I lay out four properties of desire. It motivates action, causes pleasant and unpleasant emotions, directs our attention, and is intensified by more vivid images of things we associate with its objects. I argue for the Humean theory on the grounds that it allows us to elegantly explain a wide variety of psychological phenomena. These include the extent to which we succeed or fail in drawing conclusions in practical reasoning. I also offer a Humean, cognitivist, and externalist picture of moral judgment, and a new experientialist account of moral concepts.

A Tudománytörténet és Tudományfilozófia Kutatócsoport 2016. október 3-án szeretettel meghív minden érdeklődőt következő rendezvényeire:

12:00 - Prof. Michael Quante (University of Münster): "Hegel, Marx and Their Critique of the Market" (szeminárium)

14:00 - Prof. Michael Quante (University of Münster): "Physician Assisted Suicide: The German Debate" (előadás)

A programok helyszíne: 1014 Budapest, Országház u. 30., 224-es terem.

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