Modality and Truthmaking

July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Lehrstuhl Philosophie mit Schwerpunkt analytische Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie, Universität Augsburg

Building D, room 2118
Universitätsstraße 10
Augsburg 86159


  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

All speakers:

Kit Fine
New York University
Bob Hale
University of Sheffield
University of California, Berkeley
Jon Erling Litland
University of Texas, Austin
Marko Malink
New York University
Ian Rumfitt
All Souls College, Oxford University


Sebastian Krebs
University of Bamberg
Universität Hamburg

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Professor Kit Fine will use his Anneliese Maier Research Prize of the German Humboldt Foundation to finance a series of workshops on truthmaker semantics and related topics. The workshops will be organized by the Phlox research group under the auspices of Professor Benjamin Schnieder.

Modality and Truthmaking, the third instalment of the series, will take place at the University of Augsburg on July 28th and 29th 2017. 

Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers.

Information concerning e.g. the titles of the talks and the event's schedule will be publicised once it becomes available.

Student Bursaries

A number of stipends, each in the amount of 400 Euro, will be available for graduate students to help finance their visit of the workshop.

In order to apply, please send a CV as well as cover page including your name, affiliation, contact information, and a brief statement of no more than 250 words, briefly explaining how your research would benefit from attending the workshop, to [email protected]

The application deadline is March 31st 2017. We aim to arrive at decisions no later than April 30th 2017.

Provisional Schedule

July 28th

10.30 - 12.30: Ian Rumfitt - Truth and presupposition

14.00 - 16.00: Wesley Holliday - Possibilities for Modal Logic

16.30 - 18.30: Marko Malink - Aristotle on Necessity-Makers

July 29th

10.30 - 12.30: Bob Hale - What makes true universal statements true?

14.00 - 16.00: Jon Litland - Exact Modality

16.30 - 18.30: Kit Fine - Compatibility

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July 21, 2017, 8:00am CET

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