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Please join us on April 26-28, 2019 as the Philosophy Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Collegium Institute hosts the first Anscombe Archive Conference on Mind & Action.

This year’s speakers will be Prof. Michael Bratman, Prof. Jennifer Ann Frey, Prof. Ellen Fridland, Prof. Jennifer Hornsby, Prof. Richard Moran, Prof. Susanna Schellenberg, Prof. John Schwenkler, Prof. Kieran Setiya, and Prof. Rachael Wiseman.


We will not have commentators for each talk. Instead, we will have a number of faculty to serve as Commentators-at-Large who are expected to be active participants in the discussion and help drive productive interaction.

This year’s Commentators-at-Large are Prof. James Doyle, Prof. Kim Frost, Prof. Grace Helton, Prof. Antonia Peacocke, Prof. Adrienne Prettyman, and Prof. Eric Wiland.


Registration (free) is required for anyone who wishes to attend. Please register by filling out this form.


Note the major change of April 25th. There will now be no talks on Sunday and we start at 10,00 on Saturday.

Friday April 26th

    10,30-12,00: Susanna Schellenberg, “The First Person Perspective and de hinc Content”
    12,00-2,00: Lunch and Reception at the Archive
    2,00-3,30: Rachael Wiseman, “Linguistic Idealism, Rule-Following & Human Essence”
    3,30-4,00: Coffee break
    4,00-5,30: Michael Bratman, “Intention, Shared Agency, and the Construction of Organized Institutions”
    6,30: Dinner at Louie Louie

Saturday April 27th

All Saturday Talks in Cohen Hall Room 402
    10,00-11,30: Jen Frey, “Anscombe on Practical Truth”
    11,30-11,45: Break
    11,15-1,15: John Schwenkler, “The Concept of a Person”
    1,15-2,30: Lunch
    2,30-4,00: Ellen Fridland, “Rethinking Practical Intentions”
    4,00-4,30: Break
    4,30-6,00: Kieran Setiya, “Three Dogmas of Anscombeanism”
    6,30ish: Dinner at Han Dynasty

Accessibility Information

The talks on Saturday and Sunday and all of the meals except dinners will take place on the fourth floor of Cohen Hall. Accessibility information for Cohen Hall can be found here. The talks on Friday will be held in Fischer Bennett Hall, room 401 (BENN 401). On Friday afternoon there will be a reception at the Archive in Van Pelt Library.

We hope to make this event accessible to all who wish to participate. If you have any special requests for accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting Errol Lord.

We are incredibly thankful to the Collegium Institute the Penn Department of Philosophy, and PRRUCS for their support.


The first Anscombe Archive conference is being organized by Errol Lord. He is being assisted by Paul Musso and Michael Vazquez.