Philosophy in an Age of Science:
A Conference in Honor of Hilary Putnam's 85th Birthday


Harvard University 

Emerson Hall
May 31 & June 3, 2011

Brandeis University

Hassenfeld Conference Center
June 1 & 2, 2011

Hilary Putnam Participants:

Maria Baghramian, UCD School of Philosophy, Dublin
Lynne Baker, UMASS Amherst
Paul Benacerraf, Princeton University, Emeritus
Alan Berger, Brandeis University, Visiting Professor at Harvard University
Anat Biletzki, University of Tel Aviv, Israel and Quinnipiac University
Ned Block, NYU 
Richard Boyd, Cornell University
Mario de Caro,
University of Roma Tre, Italy
Stanley Cavell, Harvard University, Emeritus
Gary Ebbs, Indiana University
Paul Franks, Yale University
Harvey Friedman,  Ohio State University
Maximilian de Gaynesford, University of Reading, UK
Warren Goldfarb, Harvard University
Richard Healey, University of Arizona
Geoffrey Hellman, University of Minnesota
Hilla Jacobson, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
David Macarthur, University of Sydney, Australia
Tim Maudlin, Rutgers University
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
Charles Parsons, Harvard University
Carl Posy, Hebrew University
Hilary Putnam, Harvard University, Emeritus
Ruth Anna Putnam,
Wellesley College, Emerita
Nathan Salmon, UCSB
Tim Scanlon, Harvard University
Ben-Ami Scharfstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sydney Shoemaker, Cornell University
Charles Travis, Philosophy Department, King's College London,
The Institute of Philosophy, University of Porto
Steven Wagner
, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


A program of the sessions that were held at the conference is available by clicking on the link.

Video of the Conference Sessions

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May 31

May 31: Session 1
May 31: Session 2
May 31: Session 3

June 1

June 1: Session 1
June 1: Session 2
June 1: Session 3

June 2

June 2: Session 1
June 2: Session 2
June 2: Session 3

June 3

June 3: Session 1
June 3: Session 2

This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation with additional support from the Slater Foundation, and Harvard and Brandeis Universities. 

The opinions expressed at this conference are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.