Cornell Workshop on Mind and Value: Acquaintance

Workshop Overview

Overview of Cornell with Cayuga Lake in the background

There has been a resurgence of interest, recently, in the idea that in perceptual experience, subjects bear a relation of acquaintance to the objects of perception that grounds non-propositional knowledge of things. Some recent work has explored the implications of this view for ethics and evaluative reasoning more broadly. We hope to generate interest in this research program by inviting senior and junior scholars working in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and value theory to Cornell University for talks and discussion held on May 13 - 15, 2022. 

Scholars participating include: 

Earl Conee (University of Rochester), Brie Gertler (University of Virginia), Matt Duncan (Rhode Island College), Anna Giustina (University of Liege), Uriah Kriegel (Rice University), Emad Atiq (Cornell University), Colin Marshall (University of Washington), Matthew McGrath (Washington University in St. Louis), L.A. Paul (Yale University), Carlotta Pavese (Cornell Univeristy), Adam Pautz (Brown University), Nico Silins (Cornell University), Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University), Umrao Sethi (Brandeis University), Olivia Bailey (University of California, Berkeley), and Katalin Balog (Rutgers University) 

Program

Friday, May 13th: 

10:00am - 11:30am - Colin Marshall with comments by Umrao Sethi

"Revelatory Perception and Moral Partiality"

11:40am - 1:10pm - Matt Duncan with comments by Nico Silins

"Getting Acquainted with Art"

1:20pm - 2:20 - Lunch Provided 

2:30pm - 4:00pm - L.A. Paul with comments by Carlotta Pavese

"Value by Acquaintance"

Optional Hike

Dinner on your own 

Saturday, May 14th: 

10:00am - 11:30am - Anna Giustina with comments by Earl Conee 

"Inner Acquaintance Theories of Consciousness"

11:40am - 1:10pm - Matthew McGrath with comments by Susanna Schellenberg

"We Need Recognitional Concepts, and if We Have Recognitional Concepts, Why not Phenomenal Concepts?"

1:20pm - 2:20 - Lunch Provided 

2:30pm - 4:00pm - Uriah Kriegel with comments by Katalin Balog

"Introspective Dogmatism and Introspective Acquaintance"

Cocktail Hour and Dinner 

Sunday, May 15th: 

10:00am - 11:30am - Emad Atiq with comments by Olivia Bailey

"Knowledge by Acquaintance and Impartial Virtue"

11:40am - 1:10pm - Brie Gertler with comments by Adam Pautz 

"Is Epiphenomenalism the End of the World?"

 

Registration

The 3 day workshop will be conducted in-person on May 13 - 15, 2022 on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Please use the link provided below to fill in the registration form. 

Click HERE to Register for the Cornell Workshop on Mind and Value: Acquaintance

Registered attendees should book their accommodations no later than April 1 through the group room block. The hotel room block for attendees is at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Ithaca. Attendees of the Workshop can call 607-277-8900 or 877-STAY-HGI (toll free) and ask for the group block, OR go online to www.ithaca.hgi.com and enter the Group code: WSMV22. Reservations should be made prior to the April 1st cutoff.  

Registered participants will receive information regarding their accommodations via email. 

In case you have already registered and need to cancel your registration, please let us know at: cwmindandvalue@gmail.com

Travel and Accomodations

Travel

Ithaca is served by the local Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, four miles from Cornell campus, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, which is about an hour away from Ithaca. American Airlines (from Philadelphia & Charlotte), Delta (from Detroit), and United (from DC-Dulles) all serve Ithaca Airport, with a wider set of options flying into Syracuse.

Ithaca is about 250 miles from New York City as well as Newark, NJ. If you are in the New York city area, you might consider taking one of the many busses from New York City to Ithaca downtown, which is about a 4 hour trip. Cornell’s Campus-to-Campus Express (1.607.254.8747) picks up in midtown and provides comfortable seating, internet, power outlets, reading lights, complimentary beverages, and snacks. Advance reservations are needed, however.

Accommodation

Registered attendees should book their accommodations no later than April 1 through the group room block. The hotel room block for attendees is at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Ithaca. Attendees of the Workshop can call 607-277-8900 or 877-STAY-HGI (toll free) and ask for the group block, OR go online to www.ithaca.hgi.com and enter the Group code: WSMV22. Reservations should be made prior to the April 1st cutoff.  

Registered participant Scholars will receive information regarding their accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Ithaca via email from the workshop organizers. 

We strongly advise you to book as soon as possible, given that rooms in Ithaca are in high demand during May. Hotels will fill up fast. AirBnB is always an option as well. If you have difficulty finding accommodation, please let us know and we will do our best to assist.

Local hotels include:

Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Canopy 
Hotel Ithaca
Marriott
William Henry Miller Inn
 

Workshop Events and Area Information

The Workshop will include several social events, including a cocktail hour, a closing dinner and a local hike. These events are all optional. Please check back for further details.

Ithaca has good restaurants, excellent bars and cafes, as well as stunning natural beauty. Below, we list some local options for dining and travel that we recommend.

Restaurants

Restaurants with good vegetarian / vegan options marked with a star

Cafés

Bars

Trails, Waterfalls, Vineyards

View of a bridge on the Cascadilla Creek Trail

Ithaca boasts over 150 waterfalls within a 10 mile radius and stunning gorges carved out by glaciers during the last ice age. There are several short and doable hikes right on campus, with breathtaking views, including the Cascadilla Gorge Trail (connects downtown to the Law School) and the trail from Triphammer falls (near the art museum) to Beebe Lake.

Fantastic hikes within driving distance include the trails at Robert Treman State ParkButtermilk Falls State Park, and Taughannock Falls State Park.

For a map of local vineyards, see here

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