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|Type||Day and Weekend|
1 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JA
|Dates||Sat 24 to Sun 25 Nov 2012|
|Application status||Course full|
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OverviewMany of us may have entertained the possibility that moral values, or numbers, are not real. We might even have considered the possibility that minds, especially the minds of others, are not real. But have you ever wondered whether the physical objects we see around us are real or not? Or whether we are ourselves real? Anti-Realism is a metaphysical stance that can be taken with respect to categories of the things we usually think of in our daily lives as being real. During this weekend we will consider the nature of Anti-Realism, and why someone might be an Anti-Realist with respect to some category or other. There will be plenty of opportunity to question the speakers.
Programme detailsSATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2012
2.45pm Course Registration
3.00pm Anti-realism: Local and Global
4.30pm Tea / coffee
5.00pm Anti-realism in mathematics
6.30pm Break / bar open
8.15pm Anti-realism about the self
SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2012
8.15am Breakfast (residents only)
9.30am Anti-realism in science
10.45am Coffee / tea
11.15am Question and answer session
12.30pm Break / bar open
2.00pm Course disperses
Ms Marianne Talbot
Role: Director of Studies
Dr Brian King
Dr Jan Westerhoff
Recommended readingSUGGESTED READING
Boghossian, P., Fear of Knowledge. OUP 2006.
Goodman, N., Ways of Worldmaking. Hackett, 1978.
Heyting, A., Intuitionism: an introduction. (1956) Ch. 1. Reprinted in Benacerraf & Putnam's Philosophy of Mathematics: selected readings.
Ladyman, J., Understanding Philosophy of Science. (2001) Part II.
Potter, M., Reason's Nearest Kin. (2001) Introduction.
Searle, J., The Construction of Social Reality. Free Press, 1995.
Westerhoff, J., Reality. A Very Short Introduction. OUP 2011.
AccommodationAccommodation for this weekend is at Rewley House for Saturday night only.
Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.
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- Programme Fee
- Tuition (includes tea/coffee): £70.00
- Single B&B Saturday night: £64.00
- Baguette on Sunday: £3.50
- Dinner Sat & Lunch Sun (full meals): £28.00
- Dinner Saturday only: £17.00
- Sunday lunch only: £11.00