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Pacific APA 2019

Session 1: Thomas Kuhn

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)

Can Philosophy be Taught? Socratic vs. Kuhnian Methods

Bojana Mladenović (Williams College)

Historicism and Naturalism in Kuhn’s Mature Thought

Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Kuhn, Philosophical History, and the Context of Articulation”

Session 2: Scientific Diaspora

Co-sponsored by the APA Committee on International Cooperation

Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (Universität Wien)

Adapting Logical Empiricism. Carnap and Feigl in the 1930s in the US

Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)

Ethical Non-Cognitivism and Political Action: The Role of Community in Hans Reichenbach’s Practical Philosophy

Flavia Padovani (Drexel University)

How Reichenbach Found His Way from Foundationalism to Pragmatism by Getting Stuck in Istanbul

SSHAP 2019

Eight Annual Meeting

Boston University, Boston, MA, June 17-19, 2019

The eighth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy (SSHAP) will be held at Boston University in Boston, MA on June 17-19, 2019. It is locally organized by Juliet Floyd with the assistance of James Pearson and Sanford Shieh and is being sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Boston University.

Invited Speakers

The 2019 SSHAP meeting is being held in conjunction with the Bertrand Russell Society whose conference (June 20-22, 2019) convenes immediately after the SSHAP meeting at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. It is locally organized by Kevin C. Klement. The organizers hope that SSHAP conferees will also want to attend the BRS meeting and vice versa.

Central APA 2018

Quine’s 1980 Kant Lectures

Chair: Joshua Eisenthal (University of Pittsburgh)

Robert Sinclair (Soka University)

Introducing Quine’s Kant Lectures

Frederique Janssen-Lauret (University of Manchester)

Quine, Ontology, and Physicalism

Sander Verhaegh (Tilburg University)

The Development of Quine’s Behaviorism

Gary Kemp (University of Glasgow)

Quine, Carnap, and Objectivity

Method, Science, and Mathematics in Neo-Kantianism

Co-sponsored by the North American Neo-Kantian Society

Chair: Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)

The Psychological Agent, the Ideal Subject, and Scientific Ontology after Kant

Janet Folina (Macalester College)

Intuition and the Autonomy of Mathematics after Kant

Nikolay Milkov (Universität Paderborn)

Heinrich Rickert’s Theory of Concept Formation and Its Context

Ira Kachur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Cassirer’s Revision of Neo-Kantian Rational Epistemology”

Mind, Psychology, and the Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Frederique Janssen-Lauret (University of Manchester)

Aaron Preston (Valparaiso University)

Experimental Psychology, Metaphilosophical Crisis, and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy

Consuelo Preti (College of New Jersey)

Bradley and Ward on Psychology: Transitioning from Mental Science to Philosophy of Mind in Early 20th Century Philosophy

Alexander Klein (California State University, Long Beach)

‘Icy Bath in the Waters of Uncertainty’: James and Mach on the Psychology of Will

Metaphysics, Its Scope and Its Limits in the History of Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Joshua Eisenthal (University of Pittsburgh)

Vera Flocke (New York University)

Carnap’s Noncognitivism about Ontology

Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa)

Logic, though Not Our Master, Will Be Taken as Our Guide: Logic and Metaphysics

Gregory Landini (University of Iowa)

Schools of Metaphysics and Russellian Logical Form

Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa)

Carrying the Torch for Metaphysics: Bergmann and His Departure from Logical Positivism

SSHAP 2018

Seventh Annual Conference

Hamilton, ON, 19-21 June 2018

The seventh annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, 19-21 June 2018. It is locally organised by Sandra Lapointe with the assistance of Sean Dudley and sponsored by the Philosophy Department at McMaster University.

Invited Speakers:

This year’s meeting is being held in conjunction with the Bertrand Russell Society whose conference (22-24 June 2018) convenes immediately after the SSHAP meeting. The organizers hope that SSHAP conferees will also want to attend the BRS meeting and vice versa. There are many areas of shared interest and possibilities for fruitful exchange. Information about the BRS meeting and its call for papers can be found here.

Call for Abstracts/Papers

Program and Abstracts of Talks

SSHAP 2017

Sixth Annual Conference

Calgary, 8-10 May 2017

The sixth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy will be held at the University of Calgary,  May 8-10, 2017.  It is locally organised by Richard Zach and sponsored by the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary.

This year’s meeting is being held in conjunction with the Society for Exact Philosophy whose conference (5-7 May 2017) convenes immediately before the SSHAP meeting. The organizers hope that SSHAP conferees will also want to attend the SEP meeting and vice versa. There are many areas of shared interest and possibilities for fruitful exchange. Information about the SEP meeting can be found here.

Invited Speakers:

Call for Abstracts and Submission Instructions

Registration information and program

Abstracts of papers

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SSHAP 2016

Fifth annual conference

Denver, 16-18 June 2016

The fifth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy will be held at Metropolitan State University Denver in Denver, Colorado.  It is locally organised by Sean Morris and funded by the Philosophy Department at MSUD.

Invited Speakers

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Pacific APA 2016

Pragmatism, language and concepts formation

Chair : Danielle Macbeth (Harverford College)

From Conceptual Pragmatism to Pragmatic Naturalism: Sellars’s Contribution to the Pragmatic A Priori, Carl B. Sachs (Marymount University)

Behaviorism, Rationalism, and Explanation, Peter Olen (Lake Sumter State College)

Choosing a Conceptual Frame: Sellars on Carnap, Aude Bandini (Université de Montréal/ Cégep É. Montpetit)

 

Frege’s Conception of Sense

Chair: Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Sense and Judgement, Robert May (University of California, Davis)

TBA, Jeremy Heis (University of California, Irvine)

Sense and the Amodality of Truth, Sanford Shieh (Wesleyan University)

Central APA 2016

Arbitrariness in Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics

Chair: Marcus Rossberg (University of Connecticut)

Arbitrariness and Conceptual Analysis in Frege, Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame)

Frege’s Definition of Cardinal Number, Roy T. Cook (University of Minnesota)

What arbitrariness? Frege’s two definitions of number and the aims of analysis, Philip A. Ebert (University of Stirling)

Arbitrariness and Constraints in Frege and Dedekind, Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Russell and Wittgenstein in the 1910s and 1920s: New Developments

On Newman’s Twin Objections to Russell’s Structural Realism

TBA, David G. Stern (University of Iowa)

On the Ontology behind Russell’s Map of the Judgment Complex in His Theory of Knowledge, Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa)

Time in Russell’s Structural Realism, Gregory Landini (University of Iowa)

On Newman’s Twin Objections to Russell’s Structural Realism, Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa)

SSHAP 2015

Fourth Annual Conference

Dublin, 4-6 June 2015

The fourth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy was held at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 4-6 June 2015. The local organizers were James Levine and Peter Simons. The conference was held jointly with the meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society.

Invited Speakers

  • Tom Baldwin (York)
  • Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki)
  • Michael Kremer (Chicago)
  • Wolfgang Künne (Hamburg)