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18-20 September 2014, International Conference "Modal Epistemology and Metaphysics", Belgrade, Serbia

Date: 18-20 September 2014
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Modal epistemology explores the possibilities and boundaries of our modal knowledge, primarily the knowledge of metaphysical possibility and of metaphysical necessity. Until recently, the dominant method of dealing with this topic consisted in investigating to what extent conceivability can be a guide for assessing metaphysical modality. However, nowadays what might be called abductivist turn has shifted the focus from conceivability to the sort of the evidential base regarding metaphysical modalities as such.

In view of the last fact, the aim of the conference is, on the one hand, to deepen our understanding of the nature of metaphysical modality in order to find out what is the evidential base that any good theory of modal epistemology should explain, and, on the other hand, to establish how flexible are competing theories of modal epistemology in explaining the nature of modal knowledge.

Entrance is free. For further information see https://sites.google.com/site/philosophyinbelgrade/events/future-events/ or contact Mr. Dusko Prelevic () or Mr. Milos Arsenijevic ().

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