Donnchadh O’Conaill (Leeds)
Temporal Modes of Presentation
There are two main theories of how it is possible to have direct experience of temporally extended events or processes. On the Extensional Theory, in order to have experience of extended events our experiences must themselves be extended through time. Barry Dainton has developed this into the Overlap Theory, where successive extended experiences are related to each other by sharing parts. The second theory, Intentionalism, explains the experience of extended events by appeal to temporal modes of presentation under which an event can be experienced (as ‘occurring now’, as ‘having just happened’, etc). I shall argue these two theories need not be opposed in the way that proponents of each have assumed. The Extensional Theory can incorporate temporal modes of presentation, and Intentionalism can allow that successive experiences overlap. The result is a hybrid account of time-consciousness which promises to inherit the strengths of both the Overlap Theory and Intentionalism.
Helen Yetter-Chappell (York)
Leaving it Open: From Sparse Experiences to Sparse Reality
I argue that both experiences [perceptual and mental imagery] and reality can be a great deal more sparse than you might initially believe. There can be experiences that are determinately phenomenally warm-colored, but not any particular warm shade; there can be experiences of objects standing in spatial relations to one another, but not any particular spatial relations; there can be experiences of triangles that are neither equilateral, isosceles, nor scalene, for the relationships between the lengths of sides and angles are left open. Further, for each such “sparse” experience, there is a corresponding possible world. There are possible worlds in which objects stand in spatial relations to one another, but not any particular spatial relations – e.g. in which one object is determinately above another, but where their horizontal positions are left open. There are possible worlds in which there are triangles that are neither equilateral, isosceles, nor scalene.
We’re pleased to be able to announce the details of our third workshop! The workshop will take place in Leeds (precise venue tba) and is open to staff and graduate students at Durham, Hull, Leeds and York. To register, email Heather Logue: email@example.com
11.15-12.30: Donnchadh O’Conaill (Leeds)
1.30-2.45: Helen Yetter-Chappell (York)
3.15-4.30: Matthew Nudds (Warwick)
5.00- drinks and dinner
Our Third workshop will be in Leeds in December 2014: watch this space for more information!
Our second workshop will be now be in Durham on July 25th 2014. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change of date.
Faculty and graduate students from York, Leeds, Durham and Hull are very welcome to attend and should email Clare Mac Cumhaill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register or with any questions.
University of Durham
(10.15-11.45 (S)PIN committee meeting)
12.00-1.15 Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham)
‘Objects, Canvasses and Seeing Out’
2.45-4.00 Helen Bradley (York)
‘Inflected Pictorial Experience and Artistic Style’
4.15-5.30 Paloma Atencia Linares (Kent)
‘Experiencing Photographs. From perception to memory’
Drinks and Dinner
Thanks to the philosophy department at the University of Leeds, a third workshop is also in planning for September 2014. Watch this space for more information!
A second event is in planning for early July in Durham, with Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham), Helen Bradley (York), and Paloma Atencia Linares (Kent) as speakers. More information soon!
Our first workshop will take place in York, thanks to the kind generosity of the Philosophy Department of the University of York. This is an ‘invitation only’ event: faculty and graduate students from York, Leeds, Durham and Hull are very welcome to attend and should email email@example.com to register or with any questions. There is no charge for attendance or lunch.
Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
11.30-12: Coffee and Tea
12-1.15: Henry Taylor (Durham): Peripheral Vision, Attention and Fineness of Grain
2.15-3.45: Heather Logue (Leeds): Extending Phenomenal Character
4-5.30: [Via Skype] Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers): tba
5.30-6.30: Taxis to town, drinks in York