Conference: THINKING THE (IM)POSSIBLE

From Monday 29 June 2015 at 9:00am, to Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 6:00pm

FINO / SIFA Graduate Conference

Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition

University of Turin

Palazzo Badini, via Verdi 10, Torino

 

 

THINKING THE (IM)POSSIBLE

 

Monday, 29 JUNE

 

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

 

11.45   

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

 

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

 

17.00   

Thibaut GIRAUD (Institut Jean-Nicod Paris)

Logically impossible objects in classical logic

 

17.45   

Alexander DINGES (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Innocent implicatures

 

 

Tuesday, 30 JUNE

 

9.45     (Im)Possible Lecture

Graham PRIEST (University of Melbourne, University of St. Andrews)

Thinking the impossible

 

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

 

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?

 

17.00    Closing Lecture

Timothy WILLIAMSON (University of Oxford)

Counterpossible conditionals