Lugano Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2018

March 8, 2018 - March 9, 2018
MAP, Master of Arts in Philosophy , USI Università della Svizzera Italiana

Main Building USI
Via Buffi 13
Lugano 6900

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MAP, Master Of Arts In Philosophy Of Lugano

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  1. Lugano Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 2018
  2. Date: March Thursday March 8 - Friday March 9, 2018   
  3. Keynote: Francesco Berto (University of Amsterdam)   
  4. Paper length: either abstract of up to 650 words or paper of up to 4’500 words   
  5. Submission deadline: January 26, 2018   
  6. Topics: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of time (contemporary analytic philosophy, history of ancient philosophy, history of medieval philosophy)   
  7. Submissions should be prepared for blind review and should be submitted [email protected] i.e. marco dot tosca at usi dot ch   
  8. All speakers will receive a contribution to their expenses of 100 CHF. Some cheap accommodation may be available for speakers.  
  9.  While all talks will be in English, submitted abstracts and papers may be in English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, or Latin   
  10. Questions should be sent to the same address as the submissions.   
  11. The conference is organized by MAP - the USI master in philosophy -


Day One, March 8

09.00: welcome meeting - morning coffee 

09.20: Introduction (Mulligan/Costa)

09.30: (x) Berto (University of Amsterdam), Shallow Debates? Meinongians vs Quineans on the Meaning of Existence

10.30:  break 

10.45: (1) Emanuele Rauzi (University of Padova), “Some Remarks on Putnam's Semantic Externalism”.

11.30: break 

11.45: (2) Lorenza Furlani (University of Milan), “The Internal Attention Theory vs The Internal Clock Model”

12.30: Lunch 


14.00: (3) Patrick Mulcahey (University in Washington), “Divine Foreknowledge and Quasi-temporal Eternity”

14.45: break 

15.00: (4) Marta Bielinska (Jagiellonian Univeristy, Poland), “Metaphysics of Right and Left”

15.45: break 

16.00: (5) Antonio Cleani (University of Padova) “Kripke on the Contingent a Priori”

16.45: end

Day Two, March 9 

09.15: (1) Angelos Sofocleous (University of Durham), “On the non-necessity of origin thesis”

10.00: break 

10.15: (2) Francesco Guiot (University of Torino), “Two (and yet more) concepts of determinism”

11.00: break 

11.15: (3) Eric Tremolanti (University of Lugano): “From Temporal Logic to The Moving Spotlight”

12.00: break 

12.15: (4) Samuel Tscharner (University of Basel), “Peter Godfrey-Smith's Argument Against Strong AI”

13.00: lunch 


14.30: (5) Basil Muller (University of Basel), “In defense of Michael Tye’s interpretation of the silicon-chip thought experiment”

15.15: break

15.30: (6) Nino Breunesse (University of Amsterdam), “ Identity theory and consciousness: Reduction of dualism without reduction of subjectivity”

16.15: end 

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January 26, 2018, 6:00pm CET

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