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Virtue and Moral Cognition – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Posted: 6 de June de 2015 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

The Institute of Philosophy, Sociology, and Journalism at University
of Gdańsk, invites you to participate in the conference:


GDAŃSK, 21-22 OCTOBER 2015

Our invited speakers are:

1. Robert Audi (Notre Dame University, USA)
2. David Carr (The University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
3. Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University, USA)

Deadline for applications is 1 September 2015

For further details look up:


The Philosophy of E. J. Lowe: a Memorial Conference

Posted: 28 de March de 2014 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

Sunday 27th July – Tuesday 29th July

Professor E. J. (Jonathan) Lowe (1950-2014) spent the last thirty four years
of his life at Durham University, during which time he established himself
as one or the world’s leading metaphysicians and inspired philosophers all
over the world. This conference will celebrate his life and work. Speakers
will engage with various different aspects of his philosophy.

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

Professor Antonella Corradini (Catholic University of Milan)
Professor Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)
Professor John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)
Dr Penelope Mackie (University of Nottingham)
Dr Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)
Professor Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)
Professor David Robb (Davidson College)
Professor Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame)

The conference will begin at 2.00 pm on Sunday 27th July and conclude at
6.00 pm on Tuesday 29th July. On the Sunday, there will be an opening
lecture followed by several short speeches, a wine reception, a concert and
a three-course dinner. On the Monday and Tuesday, there will be eight
further papers by invited speakers.

We are also keen to include some further papers by current postgraduate
students and recent PhD graduates. If you would like to be considered for
inclusion in the programme, please submit an abstract of no more than 300
words (for a paper that can be presented in 20 minutes) to David Westland
( by 1st June 2014 at the latest. The only
constraint on content is that the paper should explicitly address some
aspect of Jonathan’s work. We hope to provide bursaries for those whose
abstracts are selected (details to follow).

Jonathan’s work and his friendship meant a great deal to a lot of people,
and we realise that there are many others who would like to have given
papers at this conference. We’re very sorry that we couldn’t invite all of
you to do so. If you would like to come and share your memories of Jonathan
by giving a short speech on the Sunday, please contact Matthew Ratcliffe

All are very welcome to attend this conference. There is a small
registration fee of £35 (waged) and £20 (student/unwaged). You can register
and also book accommodation here (registration deadline Monday 14th July):
A full programme, along with further information, will be posted here:

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The Road Less Travelled
Off-stream applications of formal methods


Logicians have devoted considerable effort to applying formal methods to
what are now considered core disciplines of analytic philosophy: philosophy
of mathematics, philosophy of language and metaphysics. Researchers in these
fields have been accused of sharpening their knives without actually cutting
anything of interest to those outside of philosophy. The focus of formal
methods is changing and our intent for this conference is to further counter
the impression of idleness with respect to philosophy at large. The focus of
the workshop is to be on those applications of formal methods in philosophy
which might be of interest to people working on philosophical questions of
more direct relevance to human life.

We plan three sessions with the following invited speakers:

Session 1 Applications of formal methods in philosophy
Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University
Krister Segerberg, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Katie Steele, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Session 2 Applications of formal methods in social philosophy
Gabriella Pigozzi, Universite Paris-Dauphine (France)
Martin van Hees, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
John F. Horty, University of Maryland (USA)

Session 3 Applications of Bayesian methods in philosophy
Luc Bovens, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Lara Buchak, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Richard Pettigrew, Bristol University, (UK)


Authors of contributed papers are asked to submit extended abstracts and
full papers, prepared for blind-review by January 6, 2014. Extended
abstracts should be no more than 2000 words. Authors of accepted papers will
have 30-60 minutes to present their work, depending on the length of their
papers. Each paper will be followed by two commentaries from other
participants. Accepted participants might be asked to comment on at least
one talk. 5-10 minute commentaries will be followed by 10-15 minutes of
discussion. All accepted papers will be made available to the participants
ahead of the conference.

More details

Scientific Committee

Carlos Areces (Córdoba, Argentina)
Mauricio Ayala-Rincón (UnB)
Jean-Yves Béziau (UFRJ)
Carlos Caleiro (TU Lisbon, Portugal)
Walter Carnielli (UNICAMP)
Newton da Costa (UFSC)
Marcelo Coniglio (UNICAMP)
Richard L. Epstein (Advanced Reasoning Forum, USA)
Marcelo Finger (USP)
Lou Goble (Willamette University, USA)
Edward Hermann Haeusler (PUC-Rio) – co-chair
Jose Iovino (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Jean-Baptiste Joinet (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, France)
Lucia Junqueira (USP)
Décio Krause (UFSC)
João Marcos (UFRN)
Maria da Paz Nunes de Medeiros (UFRN)
Francisco Miraglia (USP)
Valéria de Paiva (Palo Alto Research Center, USA)
Elaine Pimentel (UFMG)
Carlos Di Prisco (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas,
Petrucio Viana (UFF) – co-chair
Andrés Villaveces (UNAL, Colombia)
Renata Wassermann (USP)

(more to come)

Important Dates

Submission of papers: December 15, 2013
Notification: January 15, 2014
Registration of authors of accepted papers: February 10, 2014
Conference: April 07-11, 2014
Logic School: April 05-06, 2014

CONF: Western Michigan Metaphysics Workshop

Posted: 17 de October de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

The Western Michigan Department of Philosophy invites you to attend the 2013 Western Michigan Metaphysics Workshop (co-sponsored by the Grand Valley State University Department of Philosophy).  The workshop will be held in Kalamazoo from November 8-10.  Program details are available at the following website:

Nicholas Mantegani
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Moore Hall 3015
Western Michigan University
(269) 387-4384

Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference

Posted: 29 de July de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

11–14 May 2014, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy.

Organizers: Ulrich Meyer and Giuliano Torrengo

Call for Papers and Commentators

We invite submissions of high quality papers for a three-day conference to inaugurate the new Center for Philosophy of Time. Papers suitable for a thirty minute presentation should be sent by 30 November 2013 to Ulrich Meyer at If you are willing to serve as a commentator or chair, please email us by the same date with a brief description of your areas of interest. The conference programme will be assembled in December and we hope to contact participants by early January 2014. As with the regular meetings of the Philosophy of Time Society, there will be no invited speakers.

The conference registration fee of 210 Euro includes accommodation in the Palazzo Feltrinelli (3 days) and all meals. The conference will begin with a dinner on May 11th and conclude with lunch on May 14th. The registration fee will be waived for graduate students and under-employed philosophers. If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers.

More details about the conference can be found at


Ulrich Meyer
The Nature of Time (Oxford, 2013)
Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference

CFP: Phenomenology & philosophy in the 19th century

Posted: 29 de July de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

*Call for Abstracts*
Seminar in Phenomenology and the History of Philosophy (SIPHOP)
Second Annual Meeting
Topic: ‘Phenomenology and philosophy in the 19th century’
October 19-20, 2013
University of California, San Diego

Keynote speaker: Pierre Keller (UC Riverside)
on Hegel, neo-Kantianism, and the beginnings of phenomenology

Submission Deadline: *August 25th* by email to
(decisions will be made by Sept 15)

Organizers: Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego) –
Matthew Shockey (Indiana University – South Bend) –
James Reid (Metropolitan State University of Denver) –

*Call for Abstracts for the Second Meeting of SIPHOP*
‘Phenomenology and philosophy in the 19th century’
For the second meeting of SIPHOP, we invite papers that explore the  philosophical significance of attempts by those working in the phenomenological tradition to engage with philosophical figures and  traditions in the 19th century (after Kant) — e.g., Heidegger’s engagement with Hegel, Schelling, or Nietzsche; Husserl’s engagement with Fichte or Bolzano, etc.  Papers that are more topical but that initiate a dialogue between phenomenology and figures and traditions in the 19th century will also be considered.  Presenters will have ~45 minutes to read, followed by ~30 minutes of discussion, so completed papers should be about 4500-5000 words (excluding notes).  Please send abstracts of no more than 750 words, prepared for blind review, to Clinton Tolley ( by *August 25th*.  Pierre Keller (UC Riverside) is the invited speaker, and there will be slots for 6-8 additional papers. The meeting will be held at UCSD (La Jolla, CA), Oct 19-20, 2013.

*Purpose of SIPHOP*
From the beginning, phenomenology has sought to formulate its methodology and its findings in ways that at once draw upon and challenge influential currents and figures in the history of philosophy.  While this ongoing engagement with the history of philosophy has been a constant source of vitality for phenomenology, it has also led to the productive re-investigation of the history of philosophy itself, allowing familiar concepts, individual texts, thinkers, and even whole  movements to be seen in new ways.  The Seminar in Phenomenology and the History of Philosophy (SIPHOP) aims to provide a venue for rigorous and scholarly work that is focused on phenomenology’s engagement with the history of philosophy, with the goals of, on the one hand, fostering discussion of continuing philosophical issues from a phenomenological perspective by tracing out the historical threads woven into the phenomenological tradition; and, on the other, putting the phenomenological interpretations of works in the history of philosophy into dialogue with the broader tradition of interpretation of historical texts.  SIPHOP meetings will follow the format of the successful Seminars in Early Modern Philosophy, with meetings held annually in different regions of the country, in which 8-10 junior and senior scholars present works in progress in longer sessions than are typical at larger philosophical meetings.