Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy will take Place at McMaster University, 9-11 January 2015. For more information, see the Call For Participation.


9 January 2015 10 January 2015 11 January 2015
9-9:30 Introduction General discussion SKYPE SESSIONCatarina Duthil Novaes & Leon Geerdink, Gronigen

The Schizophrenic Origins of Analytic Philosophy: The Role of Common Sense inPhilosophical Methodology


Andy Arana, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Mathematics and the Varieties of Content


Uriah Kriegel, CNRS-Paris

Brentano’s Concept of Mind: Underlying Nature, Reference-Fixing, and the Mark of the Mental


9:30-10:30 Greg Frost-Arnold, Hobart and William Smith

When, How, and Why did People Begin Classifying Themselves and Others asAnalytic Philosophers?

Colin Johnston, Stirling

Names of Objects and Function Names: Frege’s Ontological-Linguistic Categories

11:00-12:00 Jeremy Heis, University of California, Irvine

Russell: The Royal Road from Geometry

Kris McDaniel, SyracuseSusanne Langer’s Ontology of Events and Facts
13:00-14:00 Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech

Early Analytic Methods of Inference: The History of the Two Logics

Alexander Klein, California State University, Long Beach

Russell on Acquaintance with Spatial Properties: The Significance of James

14:30-15:30 Daniel Harris, Hunter College

The Origins of Truth-Conditional Semantics in Early Twentieth Century Philosophy

Marcus RossbergUConn

Frege on Definition and Explanation

16:00-17:00 Audrey Yap, Victoria

The History of Algebra’s Impact on the Philosophy of Mathematics

 General Discussion