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Chips, Dip And Deep Thought
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Philosophy; Conferences
Author: Alter, Cathy
Date: Jan 31, 1999
Start Page: F.01
Section: STYLE

The here in question, if there really is a here at all, is a reception for the American Philosophical Association, whose members descended upon Washington one winter week for their annual meeting. (I'll pause for a moment while you draw your own ironies.) During the APA's four-day conference and interview marathon, more than 2,300 philosophy graduate students, professors and academic glitterati attended talks with provocative titles like "Can Factualists Solve the Self-Location Problem?"; "The Boredom of His Days, or: Transformations in/of Heidegger's Moods"; and, proving tautologically that philosophers can too coin a phrase, "Zombanimals: Why Robots Are Just Zombie Animals."

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