The Meta-reading group (or meta-group) is a reading group concerned with meta-philosophical topics, such as meta-ethics, meta-epistemology, meta-metaphysics, meta-philosophy of language, the philosophy of philosophy, etc. The group likes to read the most recent works on such topics (sometimes even work still in progress), but we also read more "classical" works. Everyone is welcome to attend. All inquiries about this group should be directed to Sebastian Köhler or Robin McKenna. The group meets on Thursdays at 4.00 pm in DSB 1.01.
Reading for 2012-13
In the second term of the academic year 2012-2013 we will be reading two (short) books. For the first five weeks of term we will be reading Saul Kripke's Naming and Necessity. For the rest of the term we will then be reading Frank Jackson's From Metaphysics to Ethics.
In the first term of the academic year 2012-2013 we read selected papers by Wilfried Sellars.
In 2011-2012 we read John MacFarlane's (still in progress) Assessment Relativity: Relative Truth and Its Applications and Allan Gibbard's (still in progress) Thoughts and Oughts.
The Meta-group was founded in the academic year 2010-11. We started the reading group with reading Terence Cuneo's meta-epistemological book The Normative Web (Oxford University Press, 2007) in the first semester. We read selected papers on meta-metaphysics from the collection Metametaphysics, (eds.) D.J. Chalmers, D. Manley & R. Wasserman (Oxford University Press 2009) in the second semester.