On Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, Clayton State will be holding the Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress.
As in previous years, the University is bringing in a variety of national and international speakers for the conference, ranging from undergraduates to postdocs. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr., University Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University. McCauley’s talk is titled “Maturationally Natural Cognition, Theory Ladenness, and Radically Counter-Intuitive Science.” It will be held in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 17. McCauley’s address, along with those of all other Congress participants, is free and open to the public.
On Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., talks will be held in rooms UC267 and UC327 of the Baker Center. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in rooms UC322 and UC327 of the Baker Center.
McCauley holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research examines the philosophy of science (especially the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science), the cognitive science of religion, and naturalized epistemology.
The Fifth Annual Southeast Philosophy Conference is sponsored by the Clayton State Philosophy program, the Department of Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences.