[MaFLa] invitation to a talk by Fraser MacBride on`Trope Neglect: The Moore‑Stout Debate` - 31 January, 5.30 PM

Krisztina Biber biberk at ceu.hu
Thu Jan 26 08:46:11 CET 2012


The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk 
(as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
by
Fraser MacBride (University of Cambridge)
on
"Trope Neglect: The Moore‑Stout Debate"
 
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412
 
ABSTRACT
In this paper I aim to come to an understanding of  how one trope
proselyte, G.F. Stout, and another apostate, G.E. Moore, contrived to
talk past one another in a famous exchange in Durham in July 1923 ("Are
The Characteristics of Particular Things Universal of Particular?"). The
result was to mislead a generation of British philosophers, leading to
their subsequent neglect of tropes (aka abstract particulars, moments
etc). I suggest that the failure of Stout and Moore to communicate arose
from a deeper disagreement, —that they failed to make explicit—, about
the contents of perceptual experience.
 
 



Kriszta Biber
Department Coordinator
Philosophy Department
Tel: 36-1-327-3806
Fax: 36-1-327-3072
E-mail: biberk at ceu.hu
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