BLT Graduate School: Calculation, Intuition, and A Priori Knowledge

Bochum-Lausanne-Tilburg Graduate School: Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science on Calculation, Intuition, and A Priori Knowledge

5-8 October 2010

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

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The Philosophy Departments at Bochum (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Tilburg (The Netherlands) coordinate their graduate education in philosophy of language, mind and science. In this context, week-long meetings are organized which bring together students from all three locations as well as interested graduate students from other universities. Each meeting focuses on one main topic, which is covered in extended tutorials by invited speakers. Additionally, students are invited to present and discuss their own work. The graduate school is kindly sponsored by the DAAD within the Bi-national Graduate Program.

This year’s Tilburg week is embedded in the series of biannual René Descartes Lectures, which will this year be delivered by Professor Ian Hacking (Toronto/Paris). See  <>

There will also be two mini-tutorials, held by James Conant (Chicago) and Martin Kusch (Vienna), on aspects of Professor Hacking’s work.

Graduate students in Philosophy are cordially invited to attend the School, and to submit an extended abstract for contributed talks. We invite submissions of (i) a short abstract of 100 words, and (ii) an extended abstract of 1000 words (pdf file), to be submitted through our automatic <> submission system before 1 June 2010. Decisions will be made by 15 June 2010. Submissions related to the theme of the Descartes Lectures will be given preference, but presentations on other topics are also welcome. Students who are selected to present a talk can receive financial support. For details, see the website.