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Date: Thursday 21 November, 2019

Speaker: Professor Simon Blackburn

Start Time: 18.15

Finish Time: 19.45

Location: Drawing Room

Is quasi-realism queasy realism?

 

Prof. Blackburn will be covering: Its rivals: real realism, and non metaphysical cognitivism (Parfit). Its explanatory advantages, and its situation in the wider pragmatist tradition of Wittgenstein and Sellars.

 

Preliminary reading: none required. Browsing in his Essays in Quasi-Realism or Allan Gibbard’s book Wise Choices; Apt Feelings might lay some ground.