Universiteit van Amsterdam

Events

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

15 - 16 March 2018, "Philosophy of Imagination", Bochum, Germany

Date: 15 - 16 March 2018
Location: Bochum, Germany
Deadline: Sunday 17 December 2017

Recently, the notion of imagination has received much attention, especially in the epistemology of modality. However, what exactly it means to imagine something, and under what circumstances imaginability is a justification for believing in a modal claim, is still up for debate. The conference aims to elucidate the notion of imagination.

The interdisciplinarity of the topic is reflected in the expertises of the invited speakers: Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (University of Miami), Francesco Berto (ILLC, University of Amsterdam), Ruth Byrne (Trinity College Dublin), Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Timothy Williamson (Oxford University).

Submissions are invited of abstracts for contributed talks. Abstracts should not exceed 3000 words (incl. references). Accepted authors will give a talk of about 20 minutes followed by a short discussion.