Challenging Concepts Debating Conceptualism and Non-Conceptualism in Epistemology and Metaphysics

February 20, 2024 - February 22, 2024
University of Padua

Piazza Capitaniato 3


King's College London
Boston University
University of Liège
University of Naples Federico II
University of Southampton
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Tsinghua University


University of Padua

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20th February

Sala delle Edicole (Palazzo del Capitanio)

9:00 - 10:00 – Registration

10:00 - 10:15 - Opening Words

10:15 - 11:15

Denis McManus - University of Southampton

Categorial Intuition and Being-in-the-world

11:15 - 11:30 - Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Felice Masi - University of Federico II, Naples

A Kind of Blue. The Role of Example (and of Exemplification) in Neo-Husserlian Theory of Concepts

12:30 - 15:00 - Lunch and Visiting of Palazzo BO


Elisabetta Sacchi - University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan

Is High-Level Perception Conceptual?

16.00-16.15 Coffee Break


Walter Hopp - Boston University

Knowledge, Constitution, and Perception

17.30- 17.45 Coffee Break


Bill Brewer- King’s College of London

The Role of Concepts in Perceptual Objectivity

 21st February

Sala Diano, Palazzo Liviano

9:45 - 10:30

Luca Zanetti - University of Bologna

The Epistemology of Existence

10:30 - 11:15

Bruno Cortesi - IUSS of Pavia

Transparent Phenomenal Concepts

AIS 2, Palazzo Capitanio

9:45 - 10:30

Letizia Cipriani -University of Firenze

Mens idea corporis: Spinoza and Third Way

10:30 - 11:15

Dino Jakusic - University of Warwick

(Against) Conceptual Foundationalism – the Cherbury-Locke Debate

11.15-11.30 Coffee Break

11:30-12.30 - AIS 2 (Palazzo del Capitanio)

Hao Tang - Tsinghua University

Attention and Practical Knowledge

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Sala Diano, Palazzo Liviano

14:00 - 14:45

Yichun Sun - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

The Content-Attitude Distinction and Nonconceptual Content

14:45 - 15:30

Daniel Debarry - University of São Paulo

Generality, Particularity, and the Function of Judgment in the Travis-McDowell Debate


AIS 2, Palazzo Capitanio

14:00 - 14:45

Ilaria Ferrara - University of Ferrara

«Beautiful pleases universally without a concept»: the Kantian Aesthetic Approach to Non-conceptualism

 14:45 - 15:30

Antonio Mendicino - University of Roma Tor Vergata

What if Kant was Neither Conceptualist nor non-conceptualist?

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

Sala Diano, Palazzo Liviano


Giuseppe Maria Pascoletti - University of Padua

Are Religious Experiences Conceptual? The Conceptuality Debate in Phenomenology of Religion


Adrián Solís - University of Barcelona

Concepts and Intentions of Artifacts’ Essence: The Production of Negative and Queer Objects

AIS 2, Palazzo Capitanio


Samuel Vitel - University of Poitiers/University of Ottawa

Conceptual Normativism and Hegel


Luigi Laino - University of Federico II, Naples

Are There Only Concepts of Function?

17:15-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-18:30 - AIS 2 (Palazzo del Capitanio)

Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl - University of Graz

Multiple Context-Dependency and Evaluative Experience

22nd February  

Sala Diano, Palazzo Liviano


Pierre Prodromides - Sorbonne University, Paris

Sortal Concepts, what for? Delineation, Counting, and Epistemic Individuation


Davide Dalla Rosa - Goethe University Frankfurt

On Property- and Object-Dependent Theories of Perceptual Demonstrative Thoughts

AIS 2, Palazzo Capitanio


Mahyar Moradi - Iranian Institute of Philosophy

Non-Conceptual Content and Metaphysical Implications: Kant and His Contemporary Misconceptions


Till Hoeppner - FU Berlin

Kantian Experience: Towards a New Foundation for Explaining Propositional and Conceptual Content

13.00-14.30 Lunch

Sala Diano, Palazzo Liviano


Antonio Lizzadri - Catholic University of Milan

A Non-Conceptualistic Account of Conceptualism


Juliette Courtillé - Sorbonne University, Paris

Does Perception have non-conceptual Content? About Putnam’s Latest Philosophy on This Problem


Sofia Pedrini - Ruhr University Bochum

The Conceptual Content of Imagination

AIS 2, Palazzo Capitanio


Nikos Patelis - University of Patras

Concepts as Categories, Perception as Inference. Is C.S. Peirce a Conceptualist?


Denis Dzanic - University of Graz

What Kind of Content is Probabilistic Content?


Daniel Neumann - Paderborn University

Concepts in Experience: Constituting or Designating Reality?

16.45-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-18.00 - AIS 2 (Palazzo del Capitanio)

Bruno Leclercq - University of Liège

Semantic Externalism, Semantic Deference and Transparency of Concepts

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