2022 Carl G. Hempel Lecture 3: "Piercing the Veil of Appearances"

Apr 22, 2022, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 2 (and Zoom)



Event Description

Abstract:  How should we formulate the dispute between naïve realist and intentionalist conceptions of sense experience? Many take Gareth Evans’s and John McDowell’s discussions of object-dependent thought as the proper model for this. In this lecture, I argue against such approaches and explore an alternative, drawing on some passing claims by John Foster. This provides support for the claim that debates about sense experience can be disagreements about what experience is like and not just disputes about what the constitutive grounds for our experiences may be.

* Please note start time of 4:00pm.

** This will be offered as a hybrid event.  Masks will be required for in person attendance.  Zoom meeting link:  https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99807698249