SOPhiA 2016

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. Dorothy Edgington: Vagueness, Indeterminacy and Conditionals

Plenary Lecture. Julien Murzi: Generalised Revenge

Plenary Lecture. Sylvia Wenmackers: Infinitesimal probabilities and ultra-additivity

Plenary Lecture. Jeremy Butterfield: Scientific realism and primordial cosmology

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Conference programme in PDF 
7 September 2016 (Wednesday)
Time Location
HS E.002 SR 1.003 SR 1.004 SR 1.005 SR 1.006 SR 1.007
09:00-13:00 Affiliated Workshop
Andreas Bartels & Florian Fischer & Andreas Hüttemann & Ludger Jansen & Antje Rumberg
Dispositions in Action: Laws of Nature, Explanation and Modality
Chair: Florian Fischer
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
James Weatherall & Thomas Barrett & Sarita Rosenstock & Laurenz Hudetz & Hajnal Andréka & István Németi
Equivalence and Reduction of Scientific Theories
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
13:00-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-14:30 Opening and Best Paper Award
14:30-16:00 Plenary Lecture
Julien Murzi
Generalised Revenge
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English, Location: HS E.002)
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 Epistemology
Maximilian Kiener
Moral and Non-Moral Testimony. Revisiting an Alleged Asymmetry
Chair: Yannic Kappes
(English)
Ethics
Lukas Naegeli
Supererogation and Over-Demandingness
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Karol Kleczka
Truthmakers and the theory of truth
Chair: Thomas Spiegel
(English)
Political Philosophy
Elias Moser
Contractual Slavery and the Impossibility-Argument
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
History of Philosophy
Roman Zavadil
The Ambivalent Nature of the Hume-Newton Relationship
Chair: Christian Feldbacher
(English)
16:50-17:20 Epistemology
Jakob Ohlhorst
Trust Responsibly - Towards a Virtue-Account of Entitlement
Chair: Yannic Kappes
(English)
Ethics
Yuhang Guo
Why formalist reconstructions cannot identify moral laws in Kant's ethics?
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Matthias Schürmann
Are there propositions? Hofweber's objections to the so-called easy arguments.
Chair: Thomas Spiegel
(German)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Felix Hagenström
How arithmetic is (not) about the empirical world
Chair: Elena Tassoni
(English)
Political Philosophy
Nathan Wood
A Duty to Kill
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
History of Philosophy
Chapman Waters
Gottlobjectivity: The Fregean Notion of Mind-Independence
Chair: Christian Feldbacher
(English)
17:25-17:55 Epistemology
Linus Lutz
On the relation between performance and belief in Sosa's epistemology
Chair: Yannic Kappes
(English)
Ethics
Christoph Lernpaß
Can Humean Global Constructivism Do Without Substantive Evaluative Assumptions?
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Siobhan Moriarty
Against Thomasson's Easy Ontology
Chair: Thomas Spiegel
(English)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Hasen Khudairi
Grothendieck Universes and Indefinite Extensibility
Chair: Elena Tassoni
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Political Philosophy
Abhay Nidhi Sharma
Re-Inspecting Inequality
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
History of Philosophy
Jan Claas
Leibniz and Bolzano on Conceptual Containment
Chair: Christian Feldbacher
(English)
18:00-18:30 Epistemology
Stanisław Ruczaj
Two Wittgensteinian approaches to religious beliefs
Chair: Yannic Kappes
(English)
Ethics
Gustav Alexandrie
Hedonistic Utilitarianism and Evolutionary Debunking Arguments
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Szymon Bogacz
Cheap Platonism and Analyticity
Chair: Thomas Spiegel
(English)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Sean Aidan McIntosh
Against Richard Heck on the Epistemological Significance of Frege's Theorem
Chair: Elena Tassoni
(English)
Political Philosophy
Andreas Wolkenstein
Ethics through institutions or ethics of institutions? On moral foundations of order ethics and the idea of individocracy
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
History of Philosophy
Maria Matuszkiewicz
Signifying and picturing. Wilfrid Sellars' two-conceptions of language
Chair: Christian Feldbacher
(English)
18:30- Warm evening buffet
8 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time Location
HS E.002 SR 1.003 SR 1.004 SR 1.005 SR 1.006 SR 1.007
09:30-11:00 Plenary Lecture
Jeremy Butterfield
Scientific realism and primordial cosmology
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English, Location: HS E.002)
11:00-11:15 Short Break
11:15-11:45 Epistemology
Adem Mulamustafić
The World of Perception and The World in Itself. Experiential Naïve Realism, Metaphysical Naïve Realism, and Science
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(German)
Ethics
Roland Hesse
The Problem of Deontic Restrictions
Chair: Christoph Lernpaß
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Metaphysics and Ontology
Jonathan Dittrich & Farbod Akhlagi-Ghaffarokh
Theoretical Virtues and Methodology in Metaphysics: Deflating the Hierarchy
Chair: Julio de Rizzo
(English)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Sara Ipakchi
The Crux of Connexive Logic
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(German)
Philosophy of Law
Johannes Knödtel
Problems of vagueness in legal texts
Chair: Elias Moser
(German)
Philosophy of Language
Jan Stěpanek
Sorites Paradoxes and the Legacy of the Ideal Language Approach
Chair: Meagan Phillips
(English)
11:50-12:20 Epistemology
Till Hopfe
Naive Realism, Perception and Reasons
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(German)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Ethics
Jakob Reckhenrich
Against Duties of Friendship
Chair: Christoph Lernpaß
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Thomas Spiegel
Is Naturalism Coherent?
Chair: Julio de Rizzo
(English)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Sebastian G.W. Speitel
Carnap-Categoricity and the Question of Logicality
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
Philosophy of Law
Maciej Juzaszek
The paradoxes in legal philosophy. A way out?
Chair: Elias Moser
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Sara Ayhan
Vagueness as the route to semantic dialetheism
Chair: Meagan Phillips
(English)
12:25-12:55 Epistemology
Laila Kühle
Naive Realism or Intentionalism?
Chair: Maximilian Kiener
(German)
Ethics
Charlotte Franziska Unruh
On future generations' present rights
Chair: Christoph Lernpaß
(English)
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Elena Tassoni
Logical Pluralism, Deductive Justification, and Transmission
Chair: Laurenz Hudetz
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Viktoria Knoll
On the ambiguity of `I'
Chair: Meagan Phillips
(English)
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:00 Ethics
Michael Klenk
Pragmatism and Moral Objectivity
Chair: Enno Fischer
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Julio de Rizzo
On differences as grounds for negative truths
Chair: Jonas Werner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Florian Leonhard Wüstholz
Shortcomings of two-dimensional theories of de se beliefs
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Garry Moore Soronio
The Species Problem and an Analysis for a Criterion of Species Concept
Chair: Matthew Baxendale
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Wojciech Rostworowski
Attitude ascriptions, substitutivity, and descriptions
Chair: Viktoria Knoll
(English)
15:05-15:35 Epistemology
Yannic Kappes
Modal Epistemology and Abduction
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Ethics
Jiwon (Sonia) Kim
In Defense of A Contractualist Boundaries of Morality: On Reasonableness and Reflective Equilibrium
Chair: Enno Fischer
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Marco Hausmann
Ockham's Distinction
Chair: Jonas Werner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Mandy Stake
Shared attention as requirement for self-consciousness?
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Gregor P. Greslehner
From Molecules to Biological Systems: Explaining Life at Different Levels
Chair: Matthew Baxendale
(English)
Philosophy of Language
David Bordonaba
Presuppositional Rule Pluralism: A new account of the assertion conditions of taste predicates
Chair: Viktoria Knoll
(English)
15:40-16:10 Epistemology
Shuyi Feng
The Inability of Conceivability Arguments in Physicalism vs. Dualism Debate
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Ethics
Eva Maria Parisi
Interdependency as a source of moral duties and claims. Toward a universal understanding
Chair: Enno Fischer
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Gregory Miller
I'm Not Simple! Panpsychism and ``The Datum''
Chair: Jonas Werner
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Garrett Mindt
Fixing the``Information'' in Integrated Information Theory
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Karim Baraghith
The Emergence of Public Meaning from a Generalized-Evolutionary and Game-Theoretical Perspective
Chair: Matthew Baxendale
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Till Gallasch
A Tribute to Putnam's Brains
Chair: Viktoria Knoll
(English)
16:15-16:45 Epistemology
Paweł Zięba
In Defense of Epistemological Disjunctivism
Chair: Pascale Lötscher
(English)
Ethics
Markus Seethaler
Prima-Facie and Non-Inferential Justification as well as Basic Fallibility -- Defining Characteristics of an Ethical Intuitionism
Chair: Enno Fischer
(German)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Valerio Buonomo
Personal identity over time and the ontology of temporal parts
Chair: Jonas Werner
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Rodolfo Marraffa
Every explanation in cognitive science is mechanistic? A perspective from Dynamic Field Theory.
Chair: Matthew Baxendale
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Philosophy of Language
Hsuan-Chih Lin
Compositionality in Semantic Relationism
Chair: Viktoria Knoll
(English)
16:45-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 Plenary Lecture
Dorothy Edgington
Vagueness, Indeterminacy and Conditionals
Chair: Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla
(English, Location: HS E.002)
18:30- Dinner: on your own
9 September 2016 (Friday)
Time Location
HS E.002 SR 1.003 SR 1.004 SR 1.005 SR 1.006 SR 1.007
10:00-10:30 Epistemology
Lukas Lang
Common Sense Almighty
Chair: Philip Fox
(English)
Ethics
Enno Fischer
The Ethics of Genetic Intervention in Human Embryos
Chair: Michael Klenk
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Eirini Georgia Mandopoulou
Privileged Present: The Moving Spotlight Theory
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Jessica Struchhold
On some Problems with Fodors Causal Theory of Content
Chair: Mandy Stake
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Philosophy of Science
Colin Elliot
Inference with non-standard probabilities
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Christopher Badura
Truth in Fiction via Non-Standard Belief Revision
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
10:35-11:05 Epistemology
Giada Fratantonio
Evidential Externalism and The Armchair Access Problem
Chair: Philip Fox
(English)
Ethics
Hannah Schickl
Are parthenotes really not embryos?
Chair: Michael Klenk
(German)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Jonas Werner
Grounding Non-Existence in Contingently Fundamental Totality Facts
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Annika Schuster
Explaining Fuzzy Concepts with Prototype Frames
Chair: Mandy Stake
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Matthew Baxendale
The Ubiquity of Causation: Causal Closure from a Post-Layer Cake Perspective
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Meagan Phillips
Epistemic Possibility and the Future Aspect
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
11:10-11:40 Epistemology
Cyrill Mamin
Intuition and Justification
Chair: Philip Fox
(English)
Ethics
Lovro Savic
Bioethics Committees and Collective Moral Responsibility
Chair: Michael Klenk
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Metaphysics and Ontology
Gonzalo Nunez
The Boundaries Around us: An Ontological Approach to the Surfaces of Things
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
Philosophy of Mind
Tereza Zbiralova
The Rationality Debate from the Perspective of X-phi and Psychology
Chair: Mandy Stake
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Johannes Roehl
Composition of Causes, Superponibles and Combination Laws
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Grzegorz Gaszczyk
The Hybrid Theory of Assertion
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
11:45-12:15 Epistemology
Kamil Cekiera
Conceptual Analysis and the Problem of Philosophical Intuition
Chair: Philip Fox
(English)
Ethics
Kritika Maheshwari
Persuasive definitions in the human enhancement debate
Chair: Michael Klenk
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Tien-Chun Lo
On the Ockhamist Definitions of Hard and Soft Facts
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Chloé de Canson
How Bayesianism Addresses the Problem(s) of Induction
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
CHANGE. The talk is cancelled!
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Epistemology
Philip Fox
Constitutivism about epistemic rationality
Chair: Giada Fratantonio
(English)
Ethics
Daniel Matthias Mayerhoffer
Working out an inconsistency in J. Harris' essay ``The Survival Lottery''
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Andreea Popescu
Proxies, Necessary Existents and Necessitism
Chair: Eirini Georgia Mandopoulou
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Serdal Tümkaya & Aysun Sen
Thomas Nagel is, at bottom, not an anti-physicalist but a defender of it
Chair: Florian Wüstholz
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Kate Vredenburgh
Explanation, idealization, and scientific realism
Chair: Colin Elliot
(English)
14:35-15:05 Epistemology
Bernd Liedl
Broome's Problems with the Instrumental Requirement of Rationality: Sketching a Solution
Chair: Giada Fratantonio
(English)
Ethics
Dennis Kalde
Removing the differences: Deontology and Consequentialism
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Petter Sandstad
Essentiality without Necessity
Chair: Eirini Georgia Mandopoulou
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Alen Lipuš
What makes the Mind-body problem tick?
Chair: Florian Wüstholz
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Agnieszka Proszewska
Structural Representation and the Role of Mathematics in Natural Sciences
Chair: Colin Elliot
(English)
15:10-15:40 Epistemology
Gábor Tasnádi
An Even Safer Place for Epistemic Normativity
Chair: Giada Fratantonio
(English)
Ethics
Andreas Joecks
What speaks against a grounding of ethics in the empirical sciences?
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(German)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Tomasz Zyglewicz
Advanced modal claims. Disambiguating between the intra- and trans-world quantification.
Chair: Eirini Georgia Mandopoulou
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Marta Zaręba
Reductionist and anti-reductionist theories of intention
Chair: Florian Wüstholz
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Michele Luchetti
The Pluralist Challenge to Constitutive Principles in Science: Steps towards a New Modal Basis
Chair: Colin Elliot
(English)
15:45-16:15 Epistemology
Shambhavi Shankar & Torsten Nies
Understanding as an Activity: The Role of Apt Reasoning in Understanding
Chair: Giada Fratantonio
(English)
Ethics
Sybren Heyndels
A Semantic Critique of Moral Incompatibilism
Chair: Albert Anglberger
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Clemens Emanuel Schlink
How to think about Weakness of Will?
Chair: Florian Wüstholz
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Nina Retzlaff
How to imagine a photon?
Chair: Colin Elliot
(German)
16:15-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture
Sylvia Wenmackers
Infinitesimal probabilities and ultra-additivity
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English, Location: HS E.002)
18:00- Closing Dinner (Restaurant)

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