The Metaphysics of Trying and Acting

April 10, 2019
Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchatel


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University of Zürich
Birkbeck College


Université de Neuchâtel
Université de Neuchâtel

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Workshop: The Metaphysics of Trying and Acting

University of Neuchâtel – 10 April 2019

09h00 – 10h15: David-Hillel Ruben (London, Birkbeck): A New Theory of Trying

10h30 – 11h45: Olivier Massin (Neuchâtel): The Action Theory of Trying: Reply to Ruben

13h45 – 15h00: Hans-Johann Glock (Zürich): Intending, Trying and Acting

15h15 – 16h30: Antoine Rebourg (Neuchâtel): Trying and Willing in Strong-Willed Action

16h45 – 18h00: Bastien Gauchot (Neuchâtel): Difficult tryings and their phenomenology

Further informations:    University of Neuchâtel – Institute of Philosophy – Espace Louis-Agassiz 1 – Room B.2.75. Registration is free but mandatory. Please send an email to

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April 9, 2019, 6:00pm CET

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