The 2008 Rolf Schock Prize Symposium in Logic and Philosophy

The 2008 Rolf Schock Prize Symposium in Logic and Philosophy
Tuesday 21 October 2008, 10.30 - 17.00

The 2008 Rolf Schock laureate in logic and philosophy, Thomas Nagel, has made important contributions to many areas within philosophy, especially the philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics and political philosophy. This symposium in honor of Thomas Nagel will especially focus on some central themes in his thinking, namely what it means to have reasons for beliefs and for actions, and the possibility to reduce all knowledge to science.

Tuesday 21 October

10.30 ”Realism about Reasons"
Thomas Scanlon, Harvard University, U.S.A
12.00 Lunch
13.30 ”Motivation”.
John Broome, Oxford University, U.K
15.00 Coffee
15.30 "Antireductionism and the Natural Order"
Thomas Nagel, New York University, U.S.A

No registration is required to attend the symposium. Lunch will be at the participants own expense.

If you have any questions regarding the symposium please contact Programcoordinator Astrid Auraldsson (08-673 96 19, astrid (at)
More information about the Rolf Schock Prize can be found on
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