29
Jan
09

first rip lecture of 2009

The first Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture of this year is next Tuesday:

3 February 2009

**NB One-off 4:00-5:30 pm event in CBA1.102**

Professor Adrian Moore (Oxford)
Vats, sets and tits

Abstract: In this essay I begin with Hilary Putnam’s celebrated argument that we could not be brains in vats. I argue that there is a route from this argument to a radical version of transcendental idealism. Since I myself find the argument attractive, but the version of transcendental idealism in question unattractive, I suggest, although I do not argue, that we should resist travelling along that route. My concern in this essay is simply to trace the route and to say something about why its destination is unattractive.


EVERYBODY IS WELCOME AND STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN BEFORE SHOULD NOTE THAT *FREE WINE* IS SERVED.

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