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Monday, 1 Apr 1991

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  1. Natalie Maynor, Re: South Atlantic MLA
  2. martha ratliff, Southeast Asian Linguistics Society: May conference
  3. , SPP schedule and registration

Message 1: Re: South Atlantic MLA

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 91 14:36:51 CST
From: Natalie Maynor <nm1Ra.MsState.Edu>
Subject: Re: South Atlantic MLA
Bethany's call for papers for SAADS/SAMLA reminded me that I should
repeat the call for papers I posted on this list the day the list was
born (I think). At that time there were probably no more than five or
six subscribers. May 1 is also the deadline for abstracts (300 words
or fewer) for the linguistics section of South Atlantic Modern Language
Association. You can send abstracts by e-mail to nm1ra.msstate.edu
or by snail-mail to Natalie Maynor, Drawer E, Mississippi State, MS
39762, USA. I am acknowledging receipt of all abstracts sent via e-mail.
 --Natalie (nm1ra.msstate.edu)
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Message 2: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society: May conference

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 91 16:01:21 EST
From: martha ratliff <MRATLIFCMS.CC.WAYNE.EDU>
Subject: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society: May conference
The first meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society will be held
at Wayne State University in Detroit on May 9 through 11, 1991. The
featured speakers are Gerard Diffloth of Cornell University, speaking on
"Vietnamese as a Mon-Khmer Language" and James A. Matisoff of the University
of California-Berkeley, speaking on "The Mother of All Morphemes: 'Big Mama'
in Sino-Tibetan and Elsewhere". More information is available from Martha
Ratliff: mratlifwaynest1.bitnet or mratlifcms.cc.wayne.edu.
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Message 3: SPP schedule and registration

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 91 22:02 MST
From: <BLOOMccit.arizona.edu>
Subject: SPP schedule and registration

 PROGRAM, RESERVATION FORMS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR

 SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY
 1991 MEETING

 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
 JUNE 9-12, 1991

MEETING SITE: Seven Hills Conference Center (west side of the San
Francisco State University campus, off Lake Merced Blvd.)

 PROGRAM

 N = Nobhill Room
 P = Presidio Room




 SUNDAY, JUNE 9

9:00-11:00 Symposium I: Meaning Holism and Conceptual Role
Semantics (N)
 Chair: Janet Levin (Philosophy, USC)
 Speakers:
 1. Ernie Lepore and Jerry Fodor (Philosophy,
 Rutgers University)
 2. Ned Block (Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT)
 3. Michael Devitt (Philosophy, U Md/College Park)

11:00-11:15 break

11:15-12:15 Contributed paper 1 (N)
 Chair:
 Speaker: Christopher Gauker (Philosophy,
 University of Cincinnati) "Similarity judgments"
 Commentator: Robert MacCauley (Philosophy, Emory
 University)

11:15-12:15 Contributed paper 2 (P)
 Chair: Jane Duran (Philosophy, UC/Santa Barbara)
 Speaker: Dan Riesberg (Psychology, Reed College)
 and Deborah Chambers (Psychology, North Dakota
 State U.)
 "Images depict; images describe"
 Commentator: Kyle Cave (Psychology, Vanderbilt)

12:15-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-2:15 Contributed paper 3
 Chair: Larry Birnbaum (Institute for the Learning
 Sciences, Northwestern University)
 Speaker: David Kirsh (Cognitive Science, UC/San
 Diego) "Some problems with the logicist view of
 artificial intelligence"
 Commentator: Pat Hayes (MCC)

1:15-2:15 Contributed paper 4
 Chair: Irving Krakow (Philosophy, Camden County
 College)
 Speaker: Carol Slater (Psychology, Alma College)
 "Explaining behavior: why we can't lean on
 learning"
 Commentator: Joe Levine (Philosophy, NC
 State/Raleigh)

2:15-2:30 break

2:30-4:30 Symposium II: Is mathematics innate? (N)
 Chair:
 Speakers:
 1. Karen Wynn (Psychology, U Arizona/Tucson)
 "Psychological evidence against empiricist
 theories of mathematical knowledge"
 2. Robert Schwartz (Philosophy, U
 Wisconsin/Milwaukee) "Is mathematics innate?"
 3. Philip Kitcher (Philosophy, UCSD)

4:30-4:45 break

4:45-6:00 Keynote address (N)
 Chair: Jerry Fodor (Philosophy, Rutgers
 University)
 Speaker: Steve Pinker (Brain and Cognitive
 Science, MIT)
 Title: "Rules and associations in human language"




 MONDAY, JUNE 10

9:00-11:00 Symposium III: The Roots of Social Cognition
(N)
 Chair:
 Speakers:
 1. Leda Cosmides (Psychology, UC/Santa Barbara)
 "The logic of social exchange versus the logic of
 logic"
 2. Alan Fiske (Psychology, U Penn) "Innate
 hypotheses and cultural parameters for social
 relations"
 3. Donald Symons (Anthropology, UC/Santa Barbara)

11:00-11:15 break

11:15-12:15 Contributed paper 5
 Chair: Owen Flanagan (Philosophy, Wellesley
 College)
 Speaker: Janet Andrews (Psychology, Vassar
 College) "The role of prototypes in understanding
 category concepts: a critical assessment"
 Commentator: Margery Lucas (Psychology, Wellesley
 College)

11:15-12:15 Contributed paper 6
 Chair:
 Speaker: Anthony Dardis (Philosophy, University of
 Georgia/Athens) "Content externalism and causal
 relevance"
 Commentator: Carol Cleland (Philosophy, University
 of Colorado/Boulder)

12:15-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-2:15 Contributed paper 7
 Chair: Paul Pietroski (Philosophy, McGill Univ.)
 Speaker: Alvin Goldman (Philosophy, University of
 Arizona/Tucson) "Mental concepts, self-ascription,
 and consciousness"
 Commentator: Paul Boghossian (Philosophy,
 University of Michigan)

1:15-2:15 Contributed paper 8
 Chair:
 Speaker: Naomi Goldblum (Psychology, Hebrew
 University) "The distinctiveness of metaphor: a
 psycholinguistic study"
 Commentator: Eva Kittay (Philosophy (SUNY/Stony
 Brook)

2:15-2:30 break

2:30-4:30 Symposium IV: Are Humans Rational? (N)
 Chair: ??
 Speakers
 1. Stuart Silvers (Philosophy, Clemson University)
 "Cognitive performance and assessment,
 epistemological norms, and the relativity of
 reason"
 2. John Tooby (Psychology, UC/Santa Barbara)
 "Ecological rationality"
 3. Edward Stein (Philosophy, Williams College &
 MIT)

7:00-8:30 Banquet (N)

8:30-10:00 Presidential Address (N)
 Chair: Patricia Kitcher (Philosophy, UCSD)
 Speaker: Ray Jackendoff (Program in Linguistics
 and Cognitive Science, Brandeis)
 Title: "Is there a faculty of social cognition?"





 TUESDAY, JUNE 11

9:00-10:00 Invited talk (N)
 Chair: Kent Bach (Philosophy, San Francisco State)
 Speaker: Michael Scriven (Pacific Graduate School
 of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA)
 Title: "Implicit rules in logic"

10:00-10:15 break

10:15-12:15 Symposium V: Prototype Theory and Concept
Stability
 Chair: Ken Livingston (Psychology, Vassar College)
 Speakers
 1. Georges Rey (Philosophy, U Md/College Park)
 "Concepts and reference fixers"
 2. Alison Gopnik (Psychology, UC/Berkeley)
 "Concepts as theories: who's afraid of semantic
 holism"
 3. George Bealer (Philosophy, UColorado/Boulder)
 "Philosophical constraints on a theory of
 concepts"

12:15-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-2:15 Contributed papers 9 (N)+(P)
 Chair: A.A. Howsepian (Philosophy, Notre Dame)
 Speakers: G. Lynn Stephens & George Graham
 (Philosophy, Univ of Alabama/Birmingham)
 "Introspective identification and disturbances of
 self consciousness"
 Commentator: Jennifer Church (Philosophy, Vassar
 College)

1:15-2:15 Contributed papers 10 (N)+(P)
 Chair: Anti Bax (Clemson University)
 Speaker: Kirk Ludwig (Philosophy, University of
 Florida/Gainesville) "How can reasons be causally
 relevant to what we do?"
 Commentator: Fred Dretske (Philosophy, Stanford
 University)

2:15-2:30 break

2:30-3:30 Contributed papers 11 (N)+(P)
 Chair:
 Speaker: Louise Antony (Philosophy, NC State
 University/Raleigh) "Rabbit pots and supernovas:
 on the relevance of psychological data to
 linguistic theory"
 Commentator: Scott Soames (Philosophy, Princeton
 University)

2:30-3:30 Contributed paper 12 (N)+(P)
 Chair:
 Speaker: Peter Ludlow (Philosophy, SUNY/Stony
 Brook) "In defense of the dual aspect theory"
 Commentator: Barbara Von Eckardt (University of
 Nebraska/Lincoln)

3:30-3:45 break

3:45-5:45 Contributed papers 13 & 14 (P)
[B Chair: Jeffrey Poland (Psychology, U
 Nebraska/Lincoln)

 Speaker: Rob Wilson (Philosophy, Cornell
 University) "Individualism and causal powers"
 Commentator: Terry Horgan (Philosophy, Memphis
 State University)

 Speaker: Joseph Owens (Philosophy, University of
 Minnesota/Twin Cities) "Psychophysical
 supervenience and inner access"
 Commentator: Piers Rawling (Philosophy, University
 of Georgia/Athens)


3:45-5:45 Invited lecture (N)
 Chair:
 Speaker: Randy Gallistel (Psychology, UC/Berkeley)
 Title: "Is the associative bond the phlogiston of
 psychology?"
 Discussants:
 1. Paul Churchland (Philosophy, UCSD)
 2. Ben Williams (Psychology, UCSD)

5:45-6:30 Business meeting (N)




 WED JUNE 12
9:00-12:00 Symposium VI: Consciousness
 Chair:
 Speakers:
 1. Dan Dennett (Philosophy, Tufts University)
 "Time and the brain: escape from the theater of
 consciousness"
 2. Robert Van Gulick (Philosophy, Syracuse
 University) "Understanding the phenomenal mind"
 3. Benjamin Libet (Physiology, School of Medicine,
 UC/San Francisco) "The cerebral time-on theory for
 conscious and unconscious mental function"
 4. David Rosenthal (Philosophy, Graduate
 Center/CUNY)


 ........................................


Accomodations: Lodging is available at reasonable rates at two
on campus locations. Both the Guest Center (hotel-like) and the
Residence Halls (shared bath) are very near the Conference
Center. Accomodations are available only in a complete package
which includes 4 nights lodging (begining night of June 8) and
breakfast and lunch each day of the conference. Rates are given
on the Reservation Form (below).

Limited availability for the Guest Center, so reservations will
be taken in order received. (If you request the Guest Center and
end up booked in the Residence Hall, the difference will be
refunded at registration.)

Please note that the SPP must supply SFSU with a guest list and
full payment 30 days in advance to hold reservations. So please
send your reservation and payment ASAP and by April 30 at the
latest.

Doubles can not be reserved until both persons register.

STAYING ON: If you want to stay in SF for a few extra days,
space should be available. Please indicate such an interest on
the registration form.

ARRIVAL: Check in time: after 3:00 PM Sat. June 8
(On Saturday 6/8 only - come to lounge of Verducci Hall, the
only SFSU building on Lake Merced Boulevard. On other days
registration will be at Conference Center)

 Check out time: 2:00 PM Wed. June 12

CHILDREN: Unfortunately insurance provisions do not permit
children in SFSU lodging.

....................................................

 REGISTRATION & ROOM RESERVATIONS

Room and Board (4 nights + 4 breakfasts & lunches)

Guest Center:
 Single: $290.
 *Double Occ: $210. per person

Residence Hall
 Single: $180.
 *Double Occ: $120. per person

 Total: $_____

(*If Double Occupancy, list name of person you are sharing

with ___________________________)

....................................................

 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:

Member: $20
Nonmember: $30
Student: $10.

 $_________

....................................................


 1991 SPP MEMBERSHIP DUES:

Regular: $15
Student: $ 5

(New members may pay 1991 dues and register as members.)

 $_________

 ...................................................

 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS BANQUET
 June 10
 Price: $18.00

 $_________
....................................................

PARKING: $6.00
 $_______
_


 GRAND TOTAL $_________



Your Name______________________________


Address________________________________


MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY
(WILL NOT BE CASHED BEFORE MAY 1) AND MAIL ASAP (AND NO LATER
THAN APRIL 30) TO:

 KENT BACH
 66 ST. GERMAIN
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114

Check here if you wish to know about the possibilities of staying
on for extra days and indicate dates _________



GETTING TO SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

BY AIR: Fly to San Franciso International Airport. Shuttles are
readily available outside the arrivals area. Look for vans
marked SF and just ask the driver if his/her van goes to
San Francisco State University.

BY CAR: From the North: Take Highway 1 south to 19th and
Holloway Avenues. From the South: Take Interstate 280 north;
exit at 19th Ave. Take Junipero Serra to Holloway Ave; turn
left onto Holloway.

 From the East: Take Interstate 80 across the Oakland Bay
Bridge to Route 101 south to Interstate 280. Take 19th Ave.
exit; bear right onto Sagamore Blvd. to Brotherhood Way to
Junipero Serra Blvd north. Take Junipero Serra to
Holloway Ave., turn left on Holloway to 19th Ave.


LOCAL TRANSIT: From downtown San Francisco, take the Muni No. 17
Express (2nd and Market Streets) or the M Streetcar. For
further information about any aspect of local arrangements call
Kent Bach at 415-665-1040

The Program Chairs wish to thank the following for their help in
refereeing contributed papers: Louise Antony, Kent Bach, Ned
Block, Denise Cummins, A.J. Figuerado, Owen Flanagan, Alvin
Goldman, George Graham, Kerry Green, Eli Hirsch, Terry Horgan,
Eva Kittay, Ernie LePore, Dan Lloyd, Chris Maloney, Charles
Marks, Bob Matthews, Lynn Nadel, Janet Nicol, Sarah Patterson,
Paul Pietroski, William Rappoport, Georges Rey, Mark Richard, Bob
Schwartz, Stuart Silvers, Varda Solomon, Ed Stein, Bob Van Gulik,
Barbara Von Eckhardt, Stephen White, David Wong, Karen Wynn,
Palle Yourgrau

Program Chairs:

Jerry Samet (Philosophy, Brandeis University)

Paul Bloom (Psychology, University of Arizona)

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