15th Annual London / Berkeley Philosophy Graduate Conference

16 May 2018, 10.00am - 17 May 2018, 6.00pm
Research Training
The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Every year, the Institute of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, UCL, King's College and LSE organises a join conference with UC Berkeley, with the location alternating between the two institutions each year.
The 2018 London-Berkeley graduate conference will be held in London.  The keynote speaker will be Umrao Sethi (Lehman College, CUNY)


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Day 1 - Wednesday  16th May


9:30am:                Registration with morning coffee and biscuits.


10am                     Paradoxical Desires - Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley)

Comments from Victor Weber (UCL)


11.15am               Against Mental State Theories of Welfare - Atus Mariqueo-Russell (BBK)

Comments from Alex Kerr (Berkeley)


12.30pm                Sandwich Lunch


1.30pm                 Appearance Reports and the Acquaintance Inference - Rachel Rudolph (Berkeley)

Comments from Joe Roussos (LSE)


2.45pm                 Afternoon Tea and biscuits


3.15pm                 Paradox of Pain - Adam Bradley (Berkeley)

Comments from Cecily Whiteley (KCL)


4.30pm                 On the Very Idea of a Tactile Field - Tony Cheng (UCL)

Comments from Jim Hutchinson (Berkeley)


6.00pm                 Day 1 closes. Drinks reception


7.00pm                 Dinner for Speakers and commentators at Busaba restaurant (Store Street)





Day 2 – Thursday 17th May


10.00am               Morning Coffee and biscuits.


10.30am               Women and ‘the philosophical personality’: Evaluating whether gender differences in the Cognitive Reflection Test have significance for explaining the gender gap in Philosophy - Christina Easton (LSE)

Comments from Emily Perry (Berkeley)


11.45am               The Puzzle of the Bandwidth of Perceptual Experience - Greyson Abid (Berkeley)

Comments from Charlie Potter (BBK)


1pm                       Sandwich Lunch


2pm                       Bernard Williams on regarding one’s own action 'purely externally' - Jake Wojtowicz (KCL)

Comments from Nick French (Berkeley)


3.15pm                 Afternoon Tea and Biscuits


3.45pm                 Keynote Speaker:  Umrao Sethi (CUNY, Lehman College)

How many pink elephants did I just hallucinate?"

5pm                       Day 2 Close




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