The topic of this conference was explanation in mathematics and ethics, specifically:
(i) the connections between indispensability-type arguments in mathematics and ethics;
(ii) connections between evolutionary debunking-style arguments in maths and ethics, and
(iii) more generally, other connections between the two areas that touch the issue of explanation.
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The full conference programme is now available to download, if you would like further information please contact the conference organisers.
The AHRC-funded project conference is also part of a series of conferences on the theme of Ethics and Explanation. Details of the first conference in the series can be found in the Ethics and Explanation 2011 conference archive.
This conference is part of a larger research project, investigating connections between explanation in ethics and explanation in other disciplines. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and will involve three annual conferences, of which this is the first.
This particular conference is also supported by the Mind Association and Aristotelian Society.
Dr Neil Sinclair
t: (0)115 951 3428
Dr Uri Leibowitz
t: (0)115 951 5849
Andrew Aberdein & Alison Pease (Edinburgh)
Alan Baker (Swarthmore College)
Justin Clarke-Doane (Monash)
Mark Colyvan (Sydney)
Helen De Cruz (Leuven/Oxford)
Mary Leng (York)
David Liggins (Manchester)
Hallvard Lillehammer (Cambridge)
Juha Saatsi (Leeds)