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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

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Issue number 2 25 January 2001

CONTENTS

I. Shap Conference 2001, Shap Wells Hotel, Cumbria

II. Internet conference on The Use and Value of Philosophy

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I. THE SHAP CONFERENCE 16-19 FEBRUARY, SHAP WELLS HOTEL, CUMBRIA UK

The weekend at Shap has been a regular fixture for students at the Newcastle University Centre for Lifelong Learning for over twenty years. More recently, the weekend has been run in conjuction with the Philosophical Society of England.

I first came to Shap in 1998 to read a paper on 'The Ethics of Dialogue'. It was a memorable experience. The discussions were lively but always friendly and courteous. The magnificent scenery of the Cumbrian fells made a perfect backdrop to our mental explorations, as well as giving a great opportunity for philosophical walks. This year, I am pleased to have been invited back to read a paper on 'Truth and Subjective Knowledge'.

The title of this year's conference is 'The Place of Mind in Nature'. Michael Bavidge, Deputy Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning, writes:

"Most contemporary philosophers aim for a naturalistic theory of mind but it still remains elusive. The three papers, from different perspectives, seek to locate the mind non-reductively within the natural world. The conference aims to immerse the participants, however slight their previous experience of philosophy, in intensive reflection and discussion."

Participants:

Michael Bavidge University of Newcastle Geoffrey Klempner University of Sheffield David Large University of Newcastle

     Programme:
    
     Friday 16 February
    
     7 pm Dinner
    
     8.30 pm - 10 pm 'The Metaphysics of Knowledge' Michael
     Bavidge
    
     Saturday 28 February
    
     8.30 am Breakfast
    
     9.30 am - 11 am 'Truth and Subjective Knowledge' Geoffrey
     Klempner
    
     11 am Coffee
    
     11.30 am - 12.30 pm Workshop 1
    
     1 pm Free afternoon
    
     5 am - 6.30 pm 'Minds, Brains, Ecology' David Large
    
     7 pm Dinner
    
     8.30 pm General Discussion
    
     Sunday 1 March
    
     9.30 am Breakfast
    
     10 - 11 am Workshop 2
    
     11 am Coffee
    
     1 pm Lunch
    
Booking details may be obtained from Michael Bavidge, Deputy Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning at m.c.bavidge@newcastle.ac.uk . See you there!

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II. INTERNET CONFERENCE ON 'THE USE AND VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY': UPDATE

Many thanks to all those who responded to issue 1 of Pathways News, and the invitation to Pathways and Diploma students participate in the internet philosophy conference on 'The Use and Value of Philosophy' hosted at the conferencing server run by Martin Gough at the Institute of Education, University of London.

The first batch of usernames and passwords for 'The Use and Value of Philosophy' will soon be on their way. If you have not requested your username/ password yet there is still plenty of opportunity to do so. The conference will be on-going, so you can jump aboard at any time!

(c) Geoffrey Klempner, 2001


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