MITing of the Minds 2023

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

Thursday, February 2nd
10:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET

Friday, February 3rd
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET

The Stata Center, 32-D461

This year’s MITing of the Minds is the nineteenth 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.

Talks will be held in-person.


Thursday, February 2nd

10:30 AM Coffee

11:00 AM Nilanjan Das (U of Toronto)​ on “Imprecision, Dominance, and Information Aversion”
Comments by: Josh Pearson (MIT)

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Kevin Richardson (Duke) on “How Sexual Orientation Comes in Degrees”
Comments by: Selina Guter (MIT)

3:30 PM Koosh break

4:00 PM Jonathan Fiat (MIT) on”Bandits of knowledge”
Comments by: Haley Schilling (MIT)

Friday, February 3rd

10:00 AM Coffee

10:30 AM Julia Markovits (Cornell)​ on “Praise and Blame”
Comments by: Abe Mathew (MIT)

12:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Matthew Mandelkern (NYU) on “The Orthologic of Epistemic Modals”
Comments by: Gareth Norman (MIT)

3:30 PM Break

4:00 PM Eliza Wells (MIT) on “Social roles and Moral Responsibility”
Comments by: Sam Berstler (MIT)

5:30 PM End of Conference​