Conference in Honor of Jerry Fodor

From Thursday, May 16, 2019
To Friday, May 17, 2019

Academic Building 1180, CAC

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Video Recordings

Almost all talks were recorded. You can view the playlist with all videos here - 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL99GXYwmYD5VswAnUp681hDi8UzgZ8dbw


jerry fodor portraitLocation

Academic Building, Room 1180, College Avenue Campus

15 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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RSVP

Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, please click here to RSVP.

 

 

Thursday, May 16th

9:00-9:30 am Breakfast (Provided)
9:30-9:45 am Opening Remarks, James Swenson, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
9:45-10:45 am Session 1 - Tom Bever, "Foundational cognitive science themes that Jerry explored"
10:45-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - Noon Session 2 - Rochel Gelman, "Innate learning and beyond: The case of number"
Noon - 2:30 pm Lunch (Not provided, see below for options)
2:30-3:30 pm Session 3 - Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini"What Jerry and I got right about what Darwin got wrong"
3:30-3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45-4:45 pm Session 4 - David Rosenthal"Fodor's Representationalism"
4:45-5:45 pm Session 5 - Terry Horgan“Morphological content and chromatic illumination in belief fixation”
6:00 pm Dinner Reception Open to All (6th Floor WEST Wing of the Academic Building)

 

Friday, May 17th

9:00-9:15 am Breakfast (Provided)
9:15-10:15 am Session 6 - Louise Antony, "Not psychological, but not brutely causal either"
10:15-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 am Session 7 - Kevan Edwards“Fodor* on concepts, Frege’s Problem, and the division of explanatory labor”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Session 8 - Eric Margolis, "Understanding concept nativism"
12:30-3:00 pm Lunch (Not provided, see below for options)
3:00-4:00 pm Session 9 - Susan Schneider, "Conscious machines? A sober-minded approach"
4:00-4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15-5:15 pm Session 10 - Georges Rey, "Fodor's mis-guided Quineanism"
5:15-6:15 pm Session 11 - Randy Gallistel"It’s numbers all the way down”
6:15-6:30 pm Closing Remarks

 

Parking

For those visitors who are driving to Conference in Honor of Jerry Fodor, visitor parking is available in Lots 26, 30 (behind the Student Center at 126 College Ave) and the College Avenue Deck (622 George Street).

Visitors must use the link to register cars in advance:
https://rudots.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/5bd228a3-010d-48f6-9423-5bb18cc8d60c

Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

 

Lunch Options 

 # Restaurant Distance
(miles)
Walking
Time
Cuisine
1 Rutgers Hillel 0.1 2 min Kosher café
2 Krispy Pizza 0.2 3 min Pizza
3 Elevation Burger 0.2 3 min Organic Burger
4 Jersey Mike's Sub 0.2 3 min Sandwiches
5 Starbucks 0.2 4 min Coffeehouse (Bakery, Sandwiches, Drinks)
6 Honeygrow 0.2 4 min Vegetarian
7 R U Hungry 0.3 5 min Sandwiches
8 Surf Taco 0.3 5 min Mexican
9 Wendy's 0.3 6 min Fast Food
10 Playa Bowls 0.3 6 min Healthy fruit smoothie in a bowl
11 Hidden Grounds Coffee 0.3 7 min Coffeehouse (Bakery, Sandwiches, Drinks)
12 Olive Branch 0.3 7 min Pizza and Italian
13 Nirvanis Indian Grill 0.4 8 min Indian
14 Hansel 'n Griddle 0.4 8 min Sandwiches, Brunch, Burgers
15 Mamoun's 0.4 9 min Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
16 Stuff yer Face 0.4 9 min Pub, American, Pizza
17 Noodle Gourmet 0.4 9 min Chinese, Noodles
18 Wings over Rutgers 0.4 8 min  Fast Food, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
19 Thai Noodle 0.5 9 min Thai
20 King of Gyro 0.3 7 min Halal, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
21 Efes Mediterranean Grill 0.4 8 min Mediterranean, Turkish, Seafood
22 Desi Tasty Grill 0.4 8 min Indian, Pakistani, Halal
23 Sushi Room Japanese Grill 0.4 8 min Sushi, Japanese, Asian, American
24 KBG Korean BBQ and Grill 0.4 9 min Korean, American
25 Subway 0.3 6 min Sandwiches
26 Tacoria 0.4 9 min Mexican
27 Sahara 0.4 9 min Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
28 La Catrina 0.4 8 min Mexican
29 Namli Mediterranean & Turkish Cuisine 0.6 13 min Turkish, Mediterranean

 

Sponsorship

This event was funded by the generous contributions from the School of Arts and Science at Rutgers University and was hosted by the Departments of Philosophy and the Center for Cognitive Science.

 

Remembrances and Obituaries

For remembrances, obituaries and other publications, please visit Jerry Fodor's page.