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Philosophy of and in the short story

CRPLA/BSA Workshop

Tuesday 11 June 2013


All sessions held in Social Sciences 0.19

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee and welcome

11.00-11.50 Chair: Phil Gaydon

'Short Stories and the Tractability of Ethics'
Eileen John (Warwick)

11.50-12.40 Chair: Andrea Selleri

'A Cracking Short Story about Rigid Designators’
Steven Earnshaw (Sheffield Hallam)

12.40-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.20 Chair: Jemima Johnson

‘A Philosophy of the Short Story?’
Aaron Meskin (Leeds)

2.20-3.10 Chair: Rhys Williams

Nick Lawrence (Warwick)

3.10-3.30 Coffee

3.30-4.20 Chair: Karen Simecek

'The Possibility of Philosophy and the Possibility of Story'

Michael Gardiner (Warwick)

4.20-4.30 Break

4.30-5.15 Roundtable Discussion with all speakers
Chaired by Michael Bell (Warwick emeritus)

This event has been funded by the British Society of Aesthetics.

Please contact Eileen John ( by 3 June if you would like to attend the workshop.

Travel and campus information

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Suggestions for reading:

- Jorge Luis Borges

'The Garden of Forking Paths'

'The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim'

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

'The Minister's Black Veil'

- Franz Kafka

'A Hunger Artist'

- Flannery O'Connor