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Dr. Richard Boyd

“How Can We Decide What is To Be Done?: Objectivity in Morals and Science”

Dr. Richard Boyd is a professor at Cornell University’s Sage School of Philosophy. He specializes in philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and epistemology, and has an interest in ethics and social and political philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from MIT and has previously taught at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley. His recent publications include, “What Realism Implies and What It Does Not,” “Finite Beings, Finite Goods: The Semantics, Metaphysics and Ethics of Natural Consequentialism, Part II,” and “Semantic Externalism and Knowing Our Own Minds: Ignoring Twin-Earth and Doing Naturalistic Philosophy.” At this conference, he will be presenting, “How Can We Decide What is To Be Done?: Objectivity in Morals and Science.”