Fundamentality in Philosophy - The 7th International Philosophy Graduate Conference

Open to the Public
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

10.00–10.20 Registration
10.20–11.10 Qiong Wu: From actual to possible objects Respondent: Tim Crane
11.15–12.05 Benjamin Marschall: Easy ontology and categorical quantification Respondent: Huaming Xu
12.05–12.20 Coffee break
12.20–13.10 Huzeyfe Demirtas: Stocker’s Schizophrenia, alienation, and a solution Respondent: Chrysovalantis Margaritidis
13.10–14.10 Lunch break
14.10–15.00 Victoria Lavorerio: Fundamentality in deep disagreements Respondent: James Cartlidge
15.05–15.55 Jordi Fairhurst: Problems in a normative understanding of morality: A Wittgensteinian critique of Pleasants’ basic moral certainties Respondent: Maarten Van Doorn
15.55–16.10 Coffee break
16.10–17.00 Li Li Tan: The fundamental features of visual phenomenology Respondent: Katalin Farkas
17.05–18.35 KEYNOTE
Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University): Wittgenstein and the Limits of Doubt

SATURday, 14 April 2018

09.00–09.50 Victor Tamburini: Grounding truths without a grounding relation Respondent: Maşuk Şimşek
09.55–10.45 Jonas Werner: A grounding-based measure of relative fundamentality Respondent: Zsolt Kapelner
10.45–11.00 Coffee break
11.00–11.50 Joaquim Gianotti: Ontological fundamentality Respondent: Marta Santuccio
11.55–12.45 Simon Thunder: Reduction, identity, and reference Respondent: Andrew Mckilliam
12.45–14.00 Lunch break
14.00–14.50 Konstanty Kuzma: Aristotle on fundamental concepts Respondent: Nicola Carraro
14.55–15.45 Abel M. Suñé: A naturalistic account of metaphysical fundamentality Respondent: Garrett Mindt
15.45–16.00 Coffee break
16.00–17.30 KEYNOTE
Philip Goff (CEU): Is Consciousness Fundamental?
17:45 Wine reception