MITing of the Minds 2021

Composed of talks by department faculty and graduate students of past and present.

Thursday, January 28th
1:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, January 29th
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Please email Mallory Webber or Félix-Antoine Gelineau for the conference zoom link.

This year’s MITing of the Minds is the seventeenth annual MIT philosophy alumni conference. The conference will showcase recent work in a variety of areas of contemporary philosophy. Presentations will be accessible to a broad audience.


Thursday, January 28th

1:30 PM Jennifer Carr (UCSD), Should You Believe the Truth?
Comments by Michele Odisseas Impagnatiello

3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Ryan Ravanpak (MIT), How to be Alive
Comments by Sally Haslanger

5:00 PM Break

5:30 PM Brian Hedden (USYD), On Statistical Criteria of Algorithmic Fairness
Comments by Haley Schilling

Friday, January 29th

10:30 AM Bernhard Salow (Oxford), Normality and KK
Comments by Joshua Pearson

12:00 PM Break

1:00 PM Anni Räty (MIT), The Normative Power of Uptake
Comments by Caspar Hare

2:30 PM Break

3:00 PM Jack Spencer (MIT), Relativity in a Fundamentally Absolute World
Comments by Jessica Heine

4:30 PM End of Conference