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23-24 February 2012, Workshop: The Epistemology of Modality, Cologne, Germany

Date: 23-24 February 2012
Location: Cologne, Germany

Modal discourse is ubiquitous in everyday life: how things could have been different, what we might do, what the future could be. Analytic philosophy also concerns itself with modal discourse in many ways; as an object of analysis, as a tool (when a modal account is offered of apparently non-modal phenomena) and, more directly, when philosophers argue about metaphysical modal claims. But how do we get to know the answers to the modal questions? By definition, modal claims transcend the way things are. In the workshop, we aim to discuss and develop different answers that have been given recently to this problem.

Speakers: Jacek Brzozowski (Köln), Bob Hale (Sheffield), Sonia Roca-Royes (Stirling), Daniele Sgaravatti (Köln), Anand Vaidya (San Jose), Timothy Williamson (Oxford).

Participation to the workshop is free, but registration is needed and there is a limited number of available places. For registration and inquiries write to: before January 10, 2012. For more information, see http://fromthearmchair.net/events/modal-epistemology.

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