"Boxing Philosophers" - Problems of Metaphysical Modality and its Epistemology

June 3, 2020 - June 5, 2020

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Trinity College, Dublin
University of Leeds
Bristol University


University of Vienna
University of Vienna
University of Vienna
University of Vienna

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There are few topics as central to contemporary Analytic Philosophy as that of Metaphysical Modality. Philosophers have known, at least since Lewis though probably longer, just how powerful the tools of Modality are to almost every aspect of philosophical enquiry. As a result of this, modal notions have become ubiquitous in modern Analytic Philosophy. But Metaphysical Modality is not without its problems. Epistemic, Metaphysical, Conceptual and Formal objections abound the Philosophy of Modality. If and how these problems can be met is productive and open research question and the topic of this year’s Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy (WFAP) Graduate Conference.

This year's conference will be held online. It is still open to the public, but requires registration, for technical reasons. If you have questions or want to register, feel free to write to: paul.tucek@univie.ac.at

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June 2, 2020, 11:00pm CET

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University of Pittsburgh
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology - Delhi (IIIT-Delhi)
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