SOPhiA 2015

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programme

You find here some information about the programme of the conference. We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers below! The programme of the conference is at this time not complete. An overview of the locations can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Plenary Lecture. Ulla Wessels: What Ought We to Do? In Defense of a Welfarist Answer

Plenary Lecture. Friederike Moltmann: Sentences as Predicates of Modal and Attitudinal Objects

Plenary Lecture. Christopher Gauker: On the Difference between Realistic and Fantastic Imagining

Plenary Lecture. Sonja Smets: New developments in the logical foundations of quantum physics

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Final conference programme in PDF
2 September 2015 (Wednesday)
Time Location
HS 101 HS 104 HS 107 HS 122 HS 103
09:00-12:45 Affiliated Workshop
Alexander Christian & Giovanna Cultrera & Christian J. Feldbacher & Wolfgang Kneifel & Gerhard Schurz & Charlotte Werndl
Risk Assessment and Values in Science
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Paul Weingartner & Florian Boge & Alexander Gebharter & Nina Retzlaff & Paul M. Näger
Causality meets quantum mechanics
Chair: Nina Retzlaff
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Robert Schwartzkopff & Julia Zakkou & Katharina Felka & Alexander Steinberg
Numbers: their words, nature, and existence
Chair: Robert Schwartzkopff
(English)
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Plenary Lecture
Friederike Moltmann
Sentences as Predicates of Modal and Attitudinal Objects
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English, Location: HS 101)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Affiliated Workshop
Alexander Christian & Giovanna Cultrera & Christian J. Feldbacher & Wolfgang Kneifel & Gerhard Schurz & Charlotte Werndl
Risk Assessment and Values in Science
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Tony Cheng
Consciousness and the Flow of Attention
Chair: Gerhard Kreuch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Marco Marletta
Structural Realism and the Semantic Theory of Truth
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Metaphysics
Jack, Tak Ho YIP
Truthmaking as an account of how grounding facts hold
Chair: Johannes Korbmacher
(English)
Ethics
Barbara Sophie Hartl
Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluid (VRFF): an ethical and legal perspective of care for people who wish to die
Chair: Elias Moser
(German)
16:40-17:10 Affiliated Workshop
Alexander Christian & Giovanna Cultrera & Christian J. Feldbacher & Wolfgang Kneifel & Gerhard Schurz & Charlotte Werndl
Risk Assessment and Values in Science
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Andrew J. Routledge
Representing phenomenal properties: Pereboom's panacea for physicalism
Chair: Gerhard Kreuch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Adem Mulamustafić
Are Naive Realism and Scientific Realism Compatible?
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(German)
Metaphysics
Sylvia Barnett
Some Thoughts about the Relata of Ground
Chair: Johannes Korbmacher
(English)
Ethics
Svantje Guinebert
Loners, Slaves and the Selves in the Middle
Chair: Elias Moser
(English)
17:20-17:50 Affiliated Workshop
Alexander Christian & Giovanna Cultrera & Christian J. Feldbacher & Wolfgang Kneifel & Gerhard Schurz & Charlotte Werndl
Risk Assessment and Values in Science
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Pablo Gutierrez Echegoyen
The functional role of attention in our conscious mental life
Chair: Gerhard Kreuch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Philippe van Basshuysen
A critical note on Dawid, Hartmann & Sprenger's (2015) No Alternatives Argument.
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Metaphysics
Karol Kleczka
A semantic conception of truthmaking and the problem of undecidable sentences
Chair: Johannes Korbmacher
(English)
Ethics
Korbinian Rüger
The Close Enough View in distributive ethics and two dominance objections
Chair: Elias Moser
(English)
18:00-18:30 Affiliated Workshop
Alexander Christian & Giovanna Cultrera & Christian J. Feldbacher & Wolfgang Kneifel & Gerhard Schurz & Charlotte Werndl
Risk Assessment and Values in Science
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Nina Laura Poth
A Solution to the Complex First Paradox
Chair: Gerhard Kreuch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Allert van Westen
Powers without Finks
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Metaphysics
Jonathan Egeland Harouny
Metaontological Deflationism in the Aftermath of the Quine-Carnap Debate
Chair: Johannes Korbmacher
(English)
Ethics
Johanna Privitera
Interpersonal Aggregation and Lexically Ordered Harms
Chair: Elias Moser
(English)
18:30- Warm evening buffet
3 September 2015 (Thursday)
Time Location
HS 101 HS 104 HS 107 HS 122 HS 103
09:00-10:30 Plenary Lecture
Sonja Smets
New developments in the logical foundations of quantum physics
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English, Location: HS 101)
10:30-10:45 Short Break
10:45-11:15 Epistemology
Tamás Paár
Disagreement, Self-Refutation and the Minority Report of the Meta-Skeptics
Chair: Michael Bruckner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Florian Leonhard Wüstholz
De Se Beliefs: Troubles With Self-Ascription
Chair: Andrew J. Routledge
(English)
Philosophy of Science
M. Efe Ateş
Epistemological Status of Models in Science: Galileo and Falling Bodies
Chair: Philippe van Basshuysen
(English)
Philosophy of Language
David Kashtan
Paradox and Empirical Semantics
Chair: Markus Tschögl
(English)
Ethics
Alina Omerbasic
The Notion of Harm in Reproductive Ethics
Chair: Svantje Guinebert
(English)
11:30-12:00 Epistemology
Friedrich Lehrbaumer
The epistemic value of reasonable peer disagreement
Chair: Michael Bruckner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Benjamin Horrig
The Conjunction Fallacy, Belief and Inference to the Best Explanation
Chair: Andrew J. Routledge
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Vlasta Sikimic
Testing epistemic efficiencies via data-driven simulations
Chair: Philippe van Basshuysen
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Raffael Joggi
Let's Talk about Pegasus
Chair: Markus Tschögl
(English)
Ethics
Elias Moser
The Right to Life, Voluntary Euthanasia, and Termination of Life on Request
Chair: Svantje Guinebert
(English)
12:15-12:45 Epistemology
Simon Blessenohl
Self-Exempting Conciliationism is Arbitrary
Chair: Michael Bruckner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Gerhard Kreuch
Self-Feeling. Can self-consciousness be understood as affective phenomenon?
Chair: Andrew J. Routledge
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Miguel de la Riva
The "Social" in Social Empiricism
Chair: Philippe van Basshuysen
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Ken Kamiya
The Role of History in a Theory of Meaning
Chair: Markus Tschögl
(English)
Ethics
Alexander Christian
A modest account of social responsibility in medical research
Chair: Svantje Guinebert
(English)
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Epistemology
Michael Bruckner
Do You Really Want to Know? Challenging Pragmatism and Clearing Space for the Intrinsic Value View
Chair: Friedrich Lehrbaumer
(English)
Political Philosophy
Adéla Eichlerová
Hume's Political Philosophy
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Alexander Gebharter
Causal Exclusion and Causal Bayes Nets
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Gregor Walczak
Aristotle meets Grice: Why Conversational Implicatures are Cancellable
Chair: David Kashtan
(English)
Ethics
Doris Schneeberger
Animal Rights - Interpretation and Justification - Towards a UN-Declaration of Animal Rights
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(English)
14:45-15:15 Epistemology
Patricia Meindl
Epistemological relativism, reflection and "thick" experiences
Chair: Friedrich Lehrbaumer
(English)
Political Philosophy
Philipp Kanschik
Why sufficientarianism is not indifferent to taxation
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Matthew Baxendale
The Layer Cake Model of the World and Non-Reductive Physicalism
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Lukas Lewerentz & Benjamin Marschall
Keep it simple! Intentions in the metasemantics of demonstratives
Chair: David Kashtan
(German)
Ethics
Sebastian Thome
Who is right? Why we have to change our dealings with animals
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(German)
15:30-16:00 Epistemology
Matt Hewson
The preface paradox and epistemic justification
Chair: Friedrich Lehrbaumer
(English)
Political Philosophy
Nathan Wood
Republican International Relations
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Ilaria Canavotto
A Three-Stage Causal Analysis of the EPR/B Experiment
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Markus Tschögl
Challenging Relativism
Chair: David Kashtan
(English)
Ethics
Frauke Albersmeier
All kinds of prejudice: Speciesism and the original analogy to racism and sexism
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(English)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture
Ulla Wessels
What Ought We to Do? In Defense of a Welfarist Answer
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English, Location: HS 101)
18:15- Warm evening buffet
4 September 2015 (Friday)
Time Location
HS 101 HS 104 HS 107 HS 122 HS 103
09:00-09:30 Epistemology
Christian J. Feldbacher
Epistemic Normativity in Social Epistemology
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Marek Vanzura
Drones: A case for extended mind, cognition and emotions
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Logic
Maria Paola Sforza Fogliani
The Centrality Argument: Justifiability and Revisability of Logic
Chair: Vlasta Sikimic
(English)
Metaphysics
Jules Salomone
Circularity and Coordination. A non-circular account of collective intentional action
Chair: Fabio Ceravolo
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is canceled!
Ethics
Tanja Rechnitzer
What kind of principle is the Precautionary Principle?
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier
(English)
09:45-10:15 Epistemology
Jonathan Krude
Demonstrating the Infallibility of Thought
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Kinga Jęczmińska
The Cartesian theatre and the modification of the metaphor of a theatre in Dennett's multiple drafts model, Baars's global workspace theory and O'Regan and Noe's sensorimotor theory
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Logic
Annika Schuster
Quantum-logical arguments against the distributive law and their defeaters
Chair: Vlasta Sikimic
(English)
Metaphysics
Jan Stühring
Crane on Truth about the Non-Existent
Chair: Fabio Ceravolo
(English)
Ethics
Meredith McFadden
Reasons, Value, and Valuing
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier
(English)
10:30-11:00 Epistemology
Giovanni Rolla
Could envatted brains be rational?
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Riin Kõiv
On Why Innate Is not Within
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Logic
Attila Molnár
On some first-order spatiotemporal logics
Chair: Vlasta Sikimic
(English)
Metaphysics
Daniel Milne-Plückebaum
Extended Modal Meinongianism
Chair: Fabio Ceravolo
(English)
Ethics
Samuel Elgin
Ethical Atomism and the Immorality of Hypocrisy
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier
(English)
11:15-11:45 Epistemology
Lukas Schwengerer
A Unified Transparency Account of Self-Knowledge
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Matthias Rolffs
Production, Dependence and Mental Causation worth wanting
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Logic
Cornelia Kroiß
Two Extensions of McCulloch and Pitts type neural networks
Chair: Vlasta Sikimic
(English)
Metaphysics
Tereza Kunešová
Paradox of Fiction: What does it mean to be moved by the fictional character?
Chair: Fabio Ceravolo
(English)
Ethics
Gustav Alexandrie
How to accept the Repugnant Conclusion
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier
(English)
12:00-12:30 Epistemology
Aleksandra Ninković
Should rationality and justification be interpreted in internalist or externalist terms? The relationship between epistemic rationality and epistemic justification.
Chair: Christian J. Feldbacher
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is canceled!
Philosophy of Mind
Marta Zaręba
Internal Causes and External Reasons
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Logic
Johannes Korbmacher
Yet Another Puzzle of Ground
Chair: Vlasta Sikimic
(English)
Metaphysics
Annabel Colas
Is there such a thing as a perfect performance of a musical work?
Chair: Fabio Ceravolo
(English)
Ethics
Maximilian Kiener
Constructivism As a Genuine Metaethical Theory
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier
(English)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Epistemology
Daniel Pinto
Why Epistemic Situationism is Bound to Fail
Chair: Patricia Meindl
(English)
History of Philosophy
Zuzana Rybaříková
"...but in any case you will have the Poles on your side." Prior's Reception of Lesniewski's Ideas: A Comparison of Sobocinski's and Lejewski's Influence
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Henrik Sova
Kripkensteinian stand off and magical robust realism
Chair: Gregor Walczak
(English)
Metaphysics
Jonathan Dittrich
What gradual modality could and could not be
Chair: Sylvia Barnett
(English)
Ethics
Nathan Cornwell
Cluelessness Again: Against the Principle of Indifference
Chair: Meredith McFadden
(English)
14:45-15:15 Epistemology
Gregor P. Greslehner
Epistemic Game Theory: Farewell to Common Knowledge of Rationality and Nash Equilibrium?
Chair: Patricia Meindl
(English)
History of Philosophy
Mika Suojanen
George Berkeley's Reasons Why the Immediate Object of Perception Is Not a Physical Substance
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Ryan Cox
Hyperintensional Contexts in Explanatory Language
Chair: Gregor Walczak
(English)
Metaphysics
Mattia Sorgon
Sometimes Coincidence and De Re Modality
Chair: Sylvia Barnett
(English)
Ethics
Norbert Paulo
In Search of Greene's Argument
Chair: Meredith McFadden
(English)
15:30-16:00 Epistemology
Stanisław Ruczaj
"I was blind, but now I see"? - the critique of aspect-seeing approach to religious beliefs
Chair: Patricia Meindl
(English)
History of Philosophy
Jonas Raab
Plato's Sophistes: Rise and Fall of the Greatest
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Arno Goebel
Relevant Presuppositons: The Proviso Problem
Chair: Gregor Walczak
(English)
Metaphysics
Fabio Ceravolo
A Clash of Necessitarians: Dispositional Essentialism and Varieties of Necessity
Chair: Sylvia Barnett
(English)
Ethics
Beba Cibralic
The paradox of toleration
Chair: Meredith McFadden
(English)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture
Christopher Gauker
On the Difference between Realistic and Fantastic Imagining
Chair: Pascale Loetscher
(English, Location: HS 101)
18:15- Closing Dinner

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