The Fragmentation of Reality

July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Faculty of Communication Sciences, Universitá della Svizzera Italiana

Via Buffi 13
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

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Uppsala University
Leiden University
Syracuse University
University of Geneva
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Southampton
Universität Tübingen


Università Della Svizzera Italiana

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The idea that reality is somehow divided into different sectors goes back (at least) to Plato’s ‘two worlds’ and Aristotle’s Categories. What considerations, if any, would support such a fragmentation in contemporary philosophical frameworks? Do such considerations also support the postulation of different ‘ways of being’ or modes of existence? What about degrees of existence? Are the various sectors or categories arranged in one or more hierarchies?

This workshop aims at shedding light on these and related questions.

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July 20, 2018, 12:00pm CET

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