Fundamentality in Philosophy - The 7th International Philosophy Graduate Conference

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Nador u. 15
Quantum 101
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00am
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Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:00pm


In most philosophical disciplines, the notion of fundamentality is of crucial importance. Discussions on which normative concepts are fundamental and what fundamental rights human beings have are central in both moral and political philosophy. In metaphysics, disputes about consciousness and ontological dependence all hinge on the problem of the fundamental. In the philosophy of science, a lively debate continues as to whether any special science concepts are fundamental and what features are essential to good scientific explanation.

These are just some of the ways in which the notion of fundamentality can be essential in various areas of philosophical enquiry. We therefore conceive of the theme of the conference broadly and we invited speakers whose papers engage with the notion of fundamentality from various perspectives.


Friday, 13 April 2018

10.20–11.10Qiong Wu: From actual to possible objectsRespondent: Tim Crane
11.15–12.05Benjamin Marschall: Easy ontology and categorical quantificationRespondent: Huaming Xu
12.05–12.20Coffee break
12.20–13.10Huzeyfe Demirtas: Stocker’s Schizophrenia, alienation, and a solutionRespondent: Chrysovalantis Margaritidis
13.10–14.10Lunch break
14.10–15.00Victoria Lavorerio: Fundamentality in deep disagreementsRespondent: James Cartlidge
15.05–15.55Jordi Fairhurst: Problems in a normative understanding of morality: A Wittgensteinian critique of Pleasants’ basic moral certaintiesRespondent: Maarten Van Doorn
15.55–16.10Coffee break
16.10–17.00Li Li Tan: The fundamental features of visual phenomenologyRespondent: Katalin Farkas
Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University): Wittgenstein and the Limits of Doubt

SATURday, 14 April 2018

09.00–09.50Victor Tamburini: Grounding truths without a grounding relationRespondent: Maşuk Şimşek
09.55–10.45Jonas Werner: A grounding-based measure of relative fundamentalityRespondent: Zsolt Kapelner
10.45–11.00Coffee break
11.00–11.50Joaquim Gianotti: Ontological fundamentalityRespondent: Marta Santuccio
11.55–12.45Simon Thunder: Reduction, identity, and referenceRespondent: Andrew Mckilliam
12.45–14.00Lunch break
14.00–14.50Konstanty Kuzma: Aristotle on fundamental conceptsRespondent: Nicola Carraro
14.55–15.45Abel M. Suñé: A naturalistic account of metaphysical fundamentalityRespondent: Garrett Mindt
15.45–16.00Coffee break
Philip Goff (CEU): Is Consciousness Fundamental?
17:45Wine reception