MITing of the Minds 2020

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

Thursday, January 30th
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, January 31st
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The Stata Center, 32-D461

This year’s MITing of the Minds is the sixteenth 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 30th

10:30: Coffee

11:00: Mahrad Almotahari (UIC), Realism Needs Realism
Comments by Mallory Webber

12:30: Lunch

2:00: Thomas Byrne (MIT), Killing Causation
Comments by Brad Skow

3:30: Break

4:00: Sophie Horowitz (UMass), Conditionalization And Group Punishment
Comments by Haley Schilling

5:30: Break

6:00: Dinner

Friday, January 31st

10:00: Coffee

10:30: Bob Stalnaker (MIT), Fragmentation And Singular Propositions
Comments by David Balcarras

12:00: Lunch

2:00: Xinhe Wu (MIT), Vagueness: A Cognitive Perspective
Comments by Steve Yablo

3:30: Break

4:00: Lauren Ashwell (Bates), You Ought Not Say That: Slurs And Prohibitions
Comments by Kat Hintikka

5:30: Conference ends