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Chris Young <[log in to unmask]>
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Intl Soc for the Hist Phil and Soc St of Biol <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 18:02:58 -0600
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Subject: Conference Reminder
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:53:52 -0400
From: Jillian Scott McIntosh <[log in to unmask]>


Naturalism, Evolution, and Intentionality:
An Interdisciplinary Conference in the Philosophy of Mind
17-19 April 1998
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Just a reminder about the conference coming up this weekend.  Apologies for cross-postings.
A list of speakers and paper titles is immediately below, and is followed by registration
Further information, including abstracts, the programme, and registration and accommodation
(in addition to the information provided in this message), is available at:

Information is also available from Professor J.S. McIntosh.
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Colin Allen (Philosophy, Texas A&M University) "Content Then and Now"

Louise Antony (Philosophy, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
"Autonomy, Causal Powers, and Projectibility"

Charles Crawford (Psychology, Simon Fraser University) "Do Ancestral and Current Environments
Differ; And, If They Did, How Could We Ever Know?"

Paul S. Davies (Philosophy, College of William and Mary) "Selective Success, Selective
and the Failure of Teleosemantics"

Terrence Deacon (Biological Anthropology, Boston University) "Constraints on
Baldwinian Evolution of Language Adaptations"

Melvyn Goodale (Psychology and Neuroscience, The University of Western
Ontario) "The Zombie Within: Evidence for Vision Without Sight in the Normal

Philip P. Hanson (Philosophy, Simon Fraser University) "Darwin's Algorithm,
Natural Selective History, and Intentionality Naturalized; or
Dan, Jerry, and What Matters"

Mohan P. Matthen (Philosophy, University of Alberta) "Function and
Homology in the Philosophy of Mind"

Karen Neander (Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University) "What's It For and How Does It Work?"

Alexander Rosenberg (Philosophy, University of Georgia) "Eliminativist
Epistemology for Naturalists"

Eric Saidel (Philosophy, University of Southwestern Louisiana) "Teleosemantics
and the Epiphenomenality of Content"

Lawrence Shapiro (Philosophy, University of Wisconsin) "Mind the Adapation"

Selected Graduate Student Papers

Dave Beisecker (Philosophy, Pittsburgh) "Intentionality and Evolution: Beyond the Meaning of

Mason Cash (Philosophy, Alberta) "In the Beginning Was the Deed"

Andrew Potter (Philosophy, Toronto) "A Return to Wright Thinking"

Josh Weisberg (Philosophy, CUNY) "Reducing the Jerrymander:
Anti-anti-reductionism in Biology and Philosophy"



Regular: $35 Canadian (or $28 US)
   Students, un(der)employed: $15 Canadian (or $12 US)

Faculty and students at The University of Western Ontario will be admitted free of charge.
Please register in advance by contacting Ella Young ([log in to unmask])

Tickets for the banquet on Saturday night (18 April) are $22 Canadian ($16 US).
We are pleased to be able to offer a reduced rate for students and the un(em)ployed.
It is $15 Canadian ($12 US).  Early notification of your intent to attend the banquet
would be appreciated.  ([log in to unmask])
Please make cheques payable to The University of Western Ontario.  Please see
our website for a registration form.  In lieu of using that, please provide your
name, your affiliation, your addresses, and whether or not you wish to attend the
banquet on Saturday evening.  If you do, please add the fee to
your cheque.



Accommodation is available in downtown London at the Station Park Inn ($CA88 plus tax,
1-800-561-4574).  Further information is available from our webpage.


We look forward to seeing you soon!


J.S. McIntosh, Assistant Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
The University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 5375
fax: (519) 661-3922
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