Kira Conference 2002
August 2-4

Location and Registration

Date: August 2-4, 2002
Fee: none
Where: All Kira conference presentations are made at Amherst College, Merrill Science Center, lecture room 4.

The conference is held during the Kira Summer School 2002. Attendance for the Kira Conference is open and free to the public. There is no need to register in advance.

For information about travel to and lodging in Amherst, please contact Ms. Aina Barten,


Friday, August 2
9:30-12:00 pm
Piet Hut - "Ways of Knowing: How Many Islands?"
2:00-4:30 pm
Brian Smith - "Extreme Physicalism: How Many Ways of Knowing Does This One Way of Knowing Make Room For?"
Saturday, August 3
9:30-12:00 pm
Evan Thompson - "Ways of Knowing the Mind: Towards a Contemplative Cognitive Science"
2:00-4:30 pm
Roger Shepard - "Scientific and Moral Knowldege: Can Evolutionarily Shaped Cognition Transcend Physical Determinism and Biological Self-Interest?"
Sunday, August 4
9:30-12:00 pm
Bas van Fraassen - "Perspective as Fact and Metaphor"
2:00-4:30 pm
Panel discussion with all presenters, plus Arthur Zajonc and Steven Tainer

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