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AISB event Bulletin Item

SYMPOSIUM: "Experimental philosophy and the origins of empiricism", 18-19 April 2011, NEW ZEALAND

University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand

This symposium will gather scholars to discuss recent work of the team working on the Marsden-funded project "Experimental philosophy and the Origins of Empiricism" at the University of Otago.

Papers will be on:

- the origins of the experimental/speculative distinction (Peter Anstey)
- Newton and experimental philosophy (Kirsten Walsh)
- Aberdeen experimental philosophy (Juan Gomez)
- experimental philosophy in eighteenth century England and France (Peter Anstey)
- experimental philosophy in eighteenth century Germany (Alberto Vanzo)
- the genesis of empiricism: Kant and the aetas kantiana (Alberto Vanzo)

   Philip Catton (Canterbury)
   Gideon Manning (Caltech)
   Tim Mehigan (Otago)
   Charles Pigden (Otago)
   Anik Waldow (Sydney)
   Eric Watkins (San Diego)

Programme available on:

Attendance is free. However, space is limited, so we advise you to register early. To register and for information, please email

Papers will be distributed to participants one month before the conference and abstracts will be posted on the Early Modern Experimental Philosophy Blog (

If you cannot attend, but would like to read some of the papers, send an email to