Tuesday, 2 June 2015

(Im)Possible Conference in Turin

THINKING THE (IM)POSSIBLE

Graduate Conference

June 29-30, 2015
Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition
University of Turin
Palazzo Badini 
Lecture Hall (ground floor)
via Verdi 10, Turin

With the generous support of: COMPAGNIA DI SANPAOLO

MONDAY, JUNE 29

9.00 – Greetings: Gianmaria AJANI (Rector, Università di Torino), Massimo FERRARI (Director of the Department of Philosophy and Education, Università di Torino), Alberto VOLTOLINI (Coordinator of the FINO PhD Programme, Università di Torino).

9.45 – Opening Lecture
Mark SAINSBURY (University of Texas at Austin)
Intentionality, intensionality, and nonexistence: An outline

11.15 – Coffee break 

11.45
Daniel DOHRN (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
The case for imagination as a guide to possibility

12.30
Daniele SGARAVATTI (Università di Roma III)
Thinking about something: On a transcendental argument by E.J. Lowe

13.15 – Lunch break

15.00
Samuele CHILOVI (Universitat de Barcelona)
Maurice dispelled

15.45
Raphaël MILLIÈRE (École Normale Supérieure Paris)
Thinking the unthinkable: Berkeley’s challenge and pragmatic contradiction

16.30 – Coffee break

17.00
Thibaut GIRAUD (Institut Jean-Nicod Paris)
Logically impossible objects in classical logic

17.45
Alexander DINGES (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Innocent implicatures 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

9.45 – (Im)Possible Lecture
Graham PRIEST (University of Melbourne, University of St. Andrews)
Thinking the impossible

11.15 – Coffee break 

11.45
Filippo CASATI (University of St. Andrews)
Nobject, one can even think of something that is not an object

12.30
Agnese PISONI (Università di Genova)
Thinking on the (im)possibility of time without change

13.15 – Lunch break

15.00
Martin VACEK (Slovenská Akadémia Vied)
Impossible worlds and the incredulous stare

15.45
Cristina NENCHA (Università di Torino)
Was David Lewis an anti-essentialist?

16.30 – Coffee break 

17.00 – Closing Lecture
Timothy WILLIAMSON (University of Oxford)
Counterpossible conditionals

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