BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Syracuse University Events - ECPv6.5.1.3//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events calendar for the Syracuse University community REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20230312T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20231105T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20230413T153000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20230413T180000 DTSTAMP:20240617T223518 CREATED:20230315T165307Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230328T201258Z SUMMARY:Guest Lecture and Discussion - Rohan Sud DESCRIPTION:Dr. Rohan Sud (Virginia Tech) \nThe Syracuse University Philosophy Department  welcomes Rohan Sud from Virginia Tech. Professor Sud will deliver a guest lecture with time allotted afterward for discussion. \nLecture Title: “Indefiniteness\, Inquiry\, and Conceptual Ethics” \nAbstract: When philosophers of vagueness consider the phenomenon of indefiniteness (or “borderline cases”)\, they focus almost exclusively on the role indefiniteness plays in our belief states (and\, correspondingly\, our assertion practices). But indefiniteness also plays a surprising role in inquiry. For example\, if we recognize that it’s indefinite whether Harry is bald\, it’s inappropriate for us to wonder whether he is bald or to ask whether he is bald. \nThis paper takes some initial steps towards centering the zetetic phenomenology of indefiniteness. Sud suggests that this phenomenon is best explained by a claim of conceptual ethics: upon recognizing that it’s indefinite whether p\, we should stop deploying the concept that p in our thoughts. In other words: we should stop carving up logical space on the basis of p. Sud will explore whether his proposed norm can be derived from extant doxastic norms related to indefiniteness. And he’ll consider potential explanatory benefits of his proposal. \nIf you are interested in attending\, RSVP to Alanis Hamblin at or call 315-443-2245. URL: LOCATION:Hall of Languages\, 538 101 Crouse Dr.\, Syracuse\, NY\, 13210\, United States CATEGORIES:Humanities ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="CAS-Department of Philosophy" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR