Immunity to Error through Misidentification and Essential Indexicality Workshop

September 21, 2012 - September 22, 2012
Universität Konstanz



  • Volkswagen Stiftung

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The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together recent developments in the discussion of immunity to error through misidentification (IEM) and explore the connections between IEM and essential indexicality.

The main questions are:

  • What types of IEM are there? Which thoughts are IEM?
  • What is the role of identification processes in the explanation of IEM?
  • Can the absence of identification processes help explain the essentially indexical nature of certain I-thoughts?

The tentative program is as follows:

Friday, 21.9.

10.00-11.00   Welcome

11.30-12.30   John Campbell (Berkeley): Another Look at Shoemaker on Self-Reference

14.00-15.00   Simon Prosser (St. Andrews): The Structure of Indexical Belief

15.30-16.30   François Recanati (Paris): Immunity and Relativization

17.00-18.00   Annalisa Coliva (Modena): Logical immunity to error through misidentification. What it is and why it matters

20.00          Workshop Dinner 

Saturday, 22.9.

9.00-10.00   Daniel Morgan (Oxford): What Explains Immunity?

10.00-11.00  Kristina Musholt (London): Immunity to error through misidentification and the content of perception

11.30-12.30  Michael Pauen (Berlin): Self-Consciousness and the Immunity to error through misidentification

The workshop is organized by Gottfried Vosgerau and Max Seeger as part of the interdisciplinary research project “Who is Thinking?”.

We welcome everyone interested to attend the workshop. Participation is free, please register by sending an email to [email protected] stating name, affiliation, email, and participation in Workshop Dinner. For more information please see:

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September 21, 2012, 11:00am CET

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