DFT-CELFIS research seminar, University of Bucharest

November 2, 2023 - June 13, 2024
Department of Theoretical Philosophy & CELFIS, University of Bucharest

Sala de consiliu
Splaiul Independenței nr. 204
Bucharest 060024

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


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University of Tampa
University of Connecticut
University of Bergen
University of Bucharest
University of Bucharest
University of Bucharest
The College of Idaho
Humboldt-University, Berlin
University Tübingen
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
University of Edinburgh
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Université d'Aix-Marseille III
University of Antwerp
London School of Economics
University of Bucharest (PhD)
University of Bucharest


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We're delighted to invite you to the research seminar of the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bucharest. These are organized in partnership with CELFIS, the Center for Logic, Philosophy and History of Science at UB.

Fall 2023:

November 9, 6pm: Torrance Fung (College of Idaho, online), "Should We Colonize Mars?"

December 21, 6pm: Alexandru Dragomir (University of Bucharest, f2f) & Mihai Rusu (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, online), "On Modal Expertise" 

January 29, 4pm: Sophie Keeling (UNED, Madrid, online), "Reasons control: The research programme and its applications"

Janury 31, 4pm: Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen, f2f), "Wittgenstein on Scientism and Mathematics"

Spring 2024:

February 26, 4pm: Sandra Brânzaru (University of Bucharest, f2f), "Understanding what it's like (empathy & VR experiences)"

March 7, 6pm: Cătălin Teoharie (University of Bucharest, f2f), "A new view of the Dark room problem under the Free Energy Principle framework"

March 21, 2pm: Corneliu Bălan (National University of Science and Technology Politehnica București, f2f), "De ce este mecanica fluidelor importantă pentru istoria și filosofia științei?" (in Romanian: "Why is fluid mechanics important for the history and philosophy of science?")

April 4, 2pm: Zuzanna Rucińska (University of Antwerp, f2f), "Mindshaping Social Roles in Pretend Play"

April 26, 4pm: Bogdan Dumitrescu (University of Bucharest, f2f), "The B-theory of Time and Libertarian Free Will"

May 2, 6pm: Reinhard Kahle (Universität Tübingen, online), "Formal Approaches Revisited"; part of the CIVIS "Understanding causation in virtual reality"

May 7, 6pm: Daniel Raffini (Sapienza Università di Roma, online), "The Ethics of Metaverse"; part of the CIVIS "Understanding causation in virtual reality"

May 20, 4pm: Nora Grigore (Romanian Academy, f2f), "Kant on duty and supererogation: a debate"

May 21, 4pm: Antonio Piccolomini d’Aragona (University of Siena, f2f), "Proof-theoretic squeezing"

May 22, 5pm: Miklos Redei (London School of Economics, f2f), "The Maxim of Probabilism"

May 30: Romy Jaster (Humboldt University of Berlin, online), "Dependence and Diversity in Echo Chambers" - talk organized and sponsored by Babeș-Bolyai University's Philosophy Department

June: Mircea Dumitru (Romanian Academy & University of Bucharest, f2f), "Truth With and Without Satisfaction"

June: Sophia Arbeiter (University of Pittsburgh, online), "The Irrationality of Epistemic Akrasia"

June: Radu Iordache (University of Bucharest, f2f), "(Re)Theorizing the Measurement of Conspiracy Theories" 

June: Bianca Savu (University of Bucharest, f2f), "The Logic of Compliments" 

June: Marcus Arvan (University of Tampa, online), TBA

June: Nimra Asif (University of Connecticut, online), TBA 

June: Paula Tomi (Polytechnic University Bucharest, f2f), TBA

June: Daniela Nica (University of Bucharest, f2f), TBA

June: Mircea Toboșaru (Polytechnic University Bucharest, f2f), TBA

July: Manuela Ungureanu (University of British Columbia, f2f), TBA

August: Ioan Muntean (UI Urbana & UT Rio Grande Valley, f2f), TBA

Previous events in the series are available at: 

2021-22: https://philevents.org/event/show/93365 

2022-23: https://philevents.org/event/show/105249 



For those of you who would like to join some of the meetings but have overlapping commitments, we will do our best to record the meetings whenever everyone in attendance consents to it, and to then upload the recordings on the Department's YouTube channel. Previous talks are available here:


Stay tuned, as there will be weekly announcements concerning the titles and abstracts of upcoming talks on the Facebook page titled "Seminarul Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretica UniBuc". 

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