SOPhiA 2017

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. Johannes L. Brandl: Why Language Matters for Self-Awareness: The Conceptual and the Narrative Route

Plenary Lecture. Stathis Psillos: Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature

Plenary Lecture. Christian List: Free Will as a Higher-Level Phenomenon

Plenary Lecture. Michela Massimi: What is Perspectival Pluralism?

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13 September 2017 (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
Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
Values in research: problems for philosophy of science, moral philosophy and policy making
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Kristina Engelhard & Florian Fischer & Beate Krickel & John Pemberton & Thorben Petersen & Peter Simons & Manfred Stöckler
The Power to Change
Chair: Florian Fischer & Thorben Petersen
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Simon De Deyne & Annika Schuster & Corina Strößner & Peter Sutton & Marta Sznajder
Probabilistic Approaches to (Prototype) Concepts
Chair: Annika Schuster & Corina Strößner
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Arianna Betti & Jan Claas & Edgar Morscher & Stefan Roski & Pauline van Wierst
Grounding in and after Bolzano
Chair: Jan Claas & Antje Rumberg
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Florian Boge & Miguel-Ángel Carretero-Sahuquillo & Laurenz Hudetz & Niels Martens & Nina Retzlaff & Paul Weingartner & Charlotte Werndl
Modeling Physical Reality
Chair: Florian Boge
(English)
13:00-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-14:30 Opening and Best Paper Award
14:30-16:00 Plenary Lecture
Stathis Psillos
Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English, Location: HS E.002)
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 Affiliated Workshop
Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
Values in research: problems for philosophy of science, moral philosophy and policy making
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Kristina Engelhard & Florian Fischer & Beate Krickel & John Pemberton & Thorben Petersen & Peter Simons & Manfred Stöckler
The Power to Change
Chair: Florian Fischer & Thorben Petersen
(English)
Epistemology
Franziska Poprawe
Reasons and Reasoning
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Jan Philip Vogelsang
Emprical Science and Pseudoscience - "Fairytalescience" distorts empirical scientific methods.
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(German)
Ethics
Farbod Akhlaghi-Ghaffarokh
Non-Realist Cognitivism, Truth, and Existence
(English)
16:50-17:20 Affiliated Workshop
Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
Values in research: problems for philosophy of science, moral philosophy and policy making
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Kristina Engelhard & Florian Fischer & Beate Krickel & John Pemberton & Thorben Petersen & Peter Simons & Manfred Stöckler
The Power to Change
Chair: Florian Fischer & Thorben Petersen
(English)
Epistemology
Luca Zanetti
On the Explanation Provided by T-Biconditionals and the Like
(English)
Philosophy of Science
David Hopf
State of the Art Bias
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Ethics
Walter Veit
Why Humeans are committed to Moral Nihilism
(English)
17:25-17:55 Affiliated Workshop
Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
Values in research: problems for philosophy of science, moral philosophy and policy making
Chair: Frauke Albersmeier & Alexander Christian
(English)
Affiliated Workshop
Kristina Engelhard & Florian Fischer & Beate Krickel & John Pemberton & Thorben Petersen & Peter Simons & Manfred Stöckler
The Power to Change
Chair: Florian Fischer & Thorben Petersen
(English)
Epistemology
Yao Niu
A Slingshot Argument against truth-maker solution
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Birgit Benzing
Choosing Methods in Animal Welfare Science: Entanglements Between Ideals and Good Practice
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Ethics
Michael Bruckner
Here's One Normative Truth, and Here's Another: Evolutionary Debunking and Moorean Facts
(English)
18:00-18:30 Epistemology
Felipe Morales
Knowing How I Can and Counterfactual Success
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Sydney Katherine Green
The Russo-Williamson Thesis and Its Implications for Psychiatry
Chair: Gregor Greslehner
(English)
Ethics
Katharina Anna Sodoma
Metaethical Contextualism and the Problem(s) of Lost Disagreement
(English)
18:30- Warm evening buffet
14 September 2017 (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
Michela Massimi
What is Perspectival Pluralism?
Chair: Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla
(English, Location: HS E.002)
11:00-11:15 Short Break
11:15-11:45 Metaphysics and Ontology
Ali Abasnezhad
Vague Objects, Classical Logic and Standard Mereology
Chair: Zach Johnson
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Laura Machado do Nascimento
The radical enactive cognition approach to Phenomenality
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Epistemology
Thomas Mitchell
Is it rational to believe that I am wrong? A critical discussion of the Preface Paradox
Chair: Andrea Togni
(English)
History of Philosophy
Artur Kosecki
Deflationism in Metaphysics. The Analysis of Carnap's, Ajdukiewicz's and Quine's Views
Chair: Lucas Battich
(English)
Ethics
Matilde Liberti
Action-guidance in Aristotelian Ethics
Chair: Noelle Rohde
(English)
11:50-12:20 Metaphysics and Ontology
Tomi Francis
The Contingent Brutalist Response to the Special Composition Question
Chair: Zach Johnson
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Christoffer Skogholt
Jaegwon Kim's Solution to the mind-body problem: Terminal or Terminological?
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(English)
Epistemology
Paul Conlan
Rational Self Doubt, Disagreement and Closure Principles
Chair: Andrea Togni
(English)
History of Philosophy
Kyrke Otto
The Aftermath of the Quine-Carnap Dispute: A Pyrrhic Victory Called into Question
Chair: Lucas Battich
(English)
Ethics
Daniel Matthias Mayerhoffer
Predatory Publishers targeting Graduates -- an Ethical Evaluation
Chair: Noelle Rohde
(English)
12:25-12:55 Metaphysics and Ontology
Benjamin Neeser
Persistence and Explanation
Chair: Zach Johnson
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Jessica Struchhold
Immunity to Error through Misidentification and Episodic Memory
Chair: Alexander Gebharter
(German)
Epistemology
Weng Kin San
How to Revise Credences in Light of Disagreement
Chair: Andrea Togni
(English)
History of Philosophy
Alan Daboin
The Status of Transcendental Logic in the Critique of Pure Reason
Chair: Lucas Battich
(English)
Ethics
Franziska Paulmann
The Collective Duty to Aid Non-Nitizens
Chair: Noelle Rohde
(German)
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:00 Metaphysics and Ontology
Julian Husmann
Naturalized Metaphysics as Second-Level Explanation. How Metaphysics can explain Scientific Ontologies
Chair: Kyrke Otto
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Maik Niemeck
First-Person Thought and Rational Action
(English)
Epistemology
Sara Ipakchi
Are Moore's propositions the Foundation of our Belief-System?
Chair: Franziska Poprawe
(German)
Philosophy of Science
Karim Baraghith
The Problem of Speciation in the Cultural Evolution of Signaling Systems
Chair: Birgit Benzing
(English)
Ethics
Jiwon Kim
Ethics: Carving Humanity at Its Joints
Chair: Katharina Anna Sodoma
(English)
15:05-15:35 Metaphysics and Ontology
Lucas Battich
Carnap's Deflationary Metaontology and the Internal-External Distinction
Chair: Kyrke Otto
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Matias Osta Velez
Styles of Reasoning and Modularity in Scientific Cognition
(English)
Epistemology
Lukas Lang
Common Sense and Rationality
Chair: Franziska Poprawe
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Gregor Greslehner
The "Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics" in Biology and the Fallacy from Complexity
Chair: Birgit Benzing
(English)
Ethics
Jonas Blatter
Ana's Norm: A Model Case of Fitting Attitudes
Chair: Katharina Anna Sodoma
(English)
15:40-16:10 Metaphysics and Ontology
Zach Johnson
The Hological Method: Principles of Carnapian Explication Transposed to Philosophical Claims at Large
Chair: Kyrke Otto
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Przemyslaw Zawadzki
Dispute over an Epistemological Status of Thought Experiments: Platonism, Empiricism and Mental models.
(English)
Epistemology
Max Timo Goetsch
Conflict-Undermining Anti-Skeptical Strategies
Chair: Franziska Poprawe
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Urška Martinc
The Problems of Crosscutting and Folk Categories in Biology
Chair: Birgit Benzing
(English)
Ethics
Zsolt Ziegler
Closest Cases of Particularism: Moral Luck Disqualified
Chair: Katharina Anna Sodoma
(English)
16:15-16:45 Philosophy of Mind
Marie Michon
Emotions as Cognitive Products: The Case of Fear.
(English)
Epistemology
Andrea Togni
How many Olfactory Senses do Humans have?
Chair: Franziska Poprawe
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Victor Lefčvre
Admitting Teleology in Nature: An Organizational View of Ecosystem Functions
Chair: Birgit Benzing
(English)
Ethics
Noelle Rohde
Quantificational Discrimination and Epistemic Injustice
Chair: Katharina Anna Sodoma
(English)
16:45-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:30 Plenary Lecture
Johannes L. Brandl
Why Language Matters for Self-Awareness: The Conceptual and the Narrative Route
(English, Location: HS E.002)
18:30- Dinner: on your own
15 September 2017 (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 Philosophy of Law
Szymon Mazurkiewicz
Metaphysical Grounding in Foundations of Human Rights
Chair: Florian Wieczorek
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Fernando Furtado
Invalidating strategies of dealing with Chisholm's Paradox
Chair: Tomi Francis
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Sergio De Souza Filho
The constancy mechanism proposal for the Limits of Intentionality
Chair: Franz Altner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Till Gallasch
The Gray's Elegy Argument: Can Definite Descriptions be Singular Terms?
Chair: Andrea Raimondi
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Damian Luty
Is there a Field-Theoretic Argument for spacetime structuralism?
Chair: Samantha Hirshland
(English)
Ethics
Victor Mardellat
"Why be moral?" Scanlon on morality and normativity
Chair: Jonas Blatter
(English)
10:35-11:05 Philosophy of Law
Filip Gołba
Objectivity of Adjudication and Metaethics
Chair: Florian Wieczorek
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Karol Lenart
Essentialism, Haecceitism and Possibilities
Chair: Tomi Francis
(English)
Phiosophy of Mind
Maria Matuszkiewicz
An Argument for a minimal mental internalism
Chair: Franz Altner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Natalia Karczewska
Experiential subjectivity
Chair: Andrea Raimondi
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Marta Emilia Bielińska
Laws of Nature in Branching Time
Chair: Samantha Hirshland
(English)
Ethics
Alexander Heape
Scanlon on Blame and the Moral Relationship
Chair: Jonas Blatter
(English)
11:10-11:40 Philosophy of Law
Maciej Juzaszek
Legal Moralism and Jonathan Haidt's Durkheimian Utilitarism
Chair: Florian Wieczorek
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Áron Dombrovszki
From Fictional Characters to Possible Worlds
Chair: Tomi Francis
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Christopher Badura
Imagining Negative Existentials
Chair: Franz Altner
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Szilvia Finta
BY SHiP, BuY a SHeeP or an eBaY SHoP? Lessons from the Language of Hebrew Scripture for Contemporary Theories of Metaphor
Chair: Andrea Raimondi
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Nina Retzlaff
Another Counterexample to Markov Causation from Quantum Mechanics: Single Photon Experiments and the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
Chair: Samantha Hirshland
(English)
Ethics
Korbinian Rüger
The Unwelcome Implications of Ex Ante Contractualism
Chair: Jonas Blatter
(English)
11:45-12:15 Metaphysics and Ontology
Petter Sandstad
Ryle's Conditional Analysis of Dispositions
Chair: Tomi Francis
(English)
Philosophy of Mind
Alireza Bani Sadr
Action and Perception-Sensation Distinction in Tactile Experience
Chair: Franz Altner
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Eirini Georgia Mandopoulou
Dispositional Properties in Physics
Chair: Samantha Hirshland
(English)
Ethics
Dorothee Bleisch
Publicity as a criterion for moral theories? -- An investigation into the possibility of self-effacing moral theories
Chair: Jonas Blatter
(English)
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Logic & Philosophy of Mathematics
Sara Ayhan
Proof-theoretic Semantics and Paradoxes
Chair: Stefan Forster
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
George Stamets
In Defense of a "Mixed View" about Powers and Properties
Chair: Petter Sandstad
(English)
Action Theory
Marta Zareba
The Simple View and the Problem of Action Individuation
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Andrea Raimondi
Semantic Facts and Oughts
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Agnieszka Proszewska
Is Semantic Structuralism Necessarily "Set-Theoretical" Structuralism?
(English)
Political Philosophy
Florian Wieczorek
Three Building Blocks of Real Public Reason
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
14:35-15:05 Logic & Philosophy of Mathematics
Paul Hasselkuß
Aesthetic Values in Mathematical Inquiry
Chair: Stefan Forster
(German)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Bogdan Andrei Dumitrescu
Freedom and causality in the Block Universe
Chair: Petter Sandstad
(English)
Action Theory
Jay Jian
Agency, Instrumental Rationality, and the Hierarchy of Desires
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Rares Fogas
Two Dogmas of Saul Kripke (Concerning Language) and a Solution to His Puzzle
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Theodore Stone
Modelling Science Through Make-Believe
(English)
Political Philosophy
Charlotte Franziska Unruh
The Populist Challenge to Public Reason Liberalism
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
15:10-15:40 Logic & Philosophy of Mathematics
Hans Robin Solberg
Abductive Reasoning in Mathematics and the Multiverse of Sets
Chair: Stefan Forster
(English)
Metaphysics and Ontology
Elton Marques
A Thought Experiment about Demons
Chair: Petter Sandstad
(English)
Action Theory
David Heering
Reasons-Responsiveness and Rational Blind Spots
(English)
Philosophy of Language
Matej Drobňák
Quine on Shared Language and Linguistic Communities
Chair: Till Gallasch
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Samantha Hirshland
A Critique of Longino's Theory Choice Justifications
(English)
Political Philosophy
Maximilian Fenner
Is Perfectionism a Reasonable Alternative to the Neutrality Thesis?
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
15:45-16:15 Action Theory
Franz Altner
Persistence of Intention -- Rationality of Reconsideration
(English)
Philosophy of Science
Eser Bakdur & Michael Poznic
The Alleged Distinction between Cognitive and Epistemic Values: The Case of Simplicity
(English)
Political Philosophy
Nathan Wood
Deploying Racist Soldiers: A Critical Take on the Right Intention Requirement of Just War Theory
Chair: Maciej Juzaszek
(English)
16:15-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture
Christian List
Free Will as a Higher-Level Phenomenon
(English, Location: HS E.002)
18:00- Closing Dinner (Restaurant)

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