Understanding II

November 23, 2021 - November 24, 2021
Department of Theoretical Philosophy, CELFIS, ICUB, University of Bucharest

Splaiul Independenţei nr. 204
Bucharest 060024

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)


University of Bergen
University of Western Ontario
University of Bucharest
University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Universidad de Salamanca
University of Bucharest
University of California, Irvine
University of Vienna
University of Pittsburgh


University of Bucharest

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We're delighted to invite you to the virtual conference 'Understanding II' organized at the University of Bucharest. It is called 'Understanding II' because it is a sequel to the 'Bridges between the epistemology and the phenomenology of understanding' held in May. All hours given below are local time for Bucharest, Romania.

Tuesday, November 23
3.45pm Opening remarks (Mircea Dumitru)
4pm Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest), "Understanding and Reasoning"
5pm David Bourget (University of Western Ontario), "The Cognitive Role of Consciousness"
6pm Daniel Wilkenfeld (University of Pittsburgh), "Understanding Necessarily and Understanding Actually"
7pm Duncan Pritchard (University of California at Irvine), "The Value(s) of Understanding"
8pm Emma Gordon (University of Glasgow), "Enhancing Understanding"

Wednesday, November 24
4pm Andrei Moldovan (Universidad de Salamanca), "Technical Language as Evidence of Expertise"
5pm Paulina Sliwa (University of Vienna), "Moral Inquiry"
6pm Andrei Mărăşoiu (University of Bucharest), "Understanding Selective Semantic Impairments"
7pm Christopher Kelp (University of Glasgow), "Moral Understanding"
8pm Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen), "Factivism in Historical Perspective: (Mis)Understanding the Gravitational Deflection of Light"

For those of you who would like to join some of the talks but have overlapping commitments, we will do our best to record the meetings whenever everyone in attendance consents to it, and to then upload the recordings on the Department's YouTube channel. Previous talks are available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgUq3dN8CXI4L6DhZT1f_Q

The conference is organized by Andrei Mărăşoiu at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bucharest. Co-hosting with the Department are CELFIS (Centrul de Logică, Filosofie şi Istorie a Ştiinţei) and ICUB (Institutul de Cercetări, Secţia Ştiinţe Umaniste) at the same university. Organizing the seminar is made possible by a postdoctoral grant from UEFISCDI for a project hosted by ICUB-Humanities, project number PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019-0535.

The event will be held in English, virtually, via Zoom. Event details are also available on the Facebook page: "Seminarul Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretica UniBuc".

To register for the conference, please contact [email protected]

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November 23, 2021, 2:00pm EET

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