Aug 10

Book Symposium: Matt Duncan’s “Present to the Mind: Acquaintance and Its Significance”

Sharon Casu Time: 09:00 - 16:30 Other

Dear all,

I am pleased to invite you to a book symposium on Matt Duncan’s Present to the Mind: Acquaintance and Its Significance, which will take place on August 10, 2024 at the University of Fribourg (Room MIS 10 01.04).

Matt Duncan will briefly present five chapters of …

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Aug 5

Aug 9

CUSO Summer School with Gideon Rosen “Recent Work in the Metaphysics of Ethics”


The EPP Chair of the Université de Fribourg is organising a Summer School with Gideon Rosen (Princeton). The week-long summer school will focus on the metaphysics of morality, with a special focus on non-naturalist moral realism: the view that moral thought and discourse are concerned with real, mind-independent facts that …

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Jul 29

Jul 30

Applications of Grounding (Part II)

Alex Moran Time: 10:00 - 17:00 Other

This workshops brings together a range of scholars working on first-order issues in philosophy within a metaphysical grounding framework. We will have talks on various topics, in for example meta-ethics, metaphysics, mind, and ancient philosophy, whereby what unifies the talks is a grounding-theoretic approach. Confirmed speakers include:


Ralf Bader (Fribourg)

Carlo Rossi …

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Jun 24

Robert Hopkins (NYU) The Birth of an Icon

Gianfranco Soldati Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium
The Birth of an Icon
Pictures are semantically structured, but how? And how does that structure relate to their spatial structure? One answer to these questions is offered by the Parts Principle: where a picture P depicts some object or scene O, every spatial part of P depicts some spatial …

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May 22

EXRE Colloquium: Julien Bugnon – Welfare Subjectivity and The Unifying Power of Consciousness (ONLINE)

Elisa Bezençon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium


I present an argument based on the unifying power of consciousness in favour of what Bradford (2022) has termed “the View”: the view that consciousness is necessary for being a welfare subject. Welfare subjects are bearers of welfare goods and bads: things that affect the well-being or welfare of these …

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May 8

EXRE Colloquium: Claire Field – The Value of Incoherence

Elisa Bezençon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium


I argue that level-incoherence has distinctive epistemic value in a specific set of epistemic environments: those in which it is easy to acquire justified false beliefs about normative requirements of epistemic rationality. I argue that in these environments level-incoherence is the rationally dominant strategy. Nevertheless, the idea that level-incoherence is …

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May 3

May 4

Workshop with Elijah Chudnoff

Dear all

We kindly invite you to a forthcoming workshop with Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami) that will take place on May 3rd and 4th.

Here is the program:

Friday, 3rd May – Espace Güggi, MIS08 0101

3:15-5pm: Elijah Chudnoff – The Role of Seemings in Deliberate Inference

Saturday, 4th May – Salle …

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May 1

EXRE Colloquium: Bruno Cortesi – On the Supposed Metaphysical Neutrality of the Phenomenological Approach (ONLINE)

Elisa Bezençon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium


My talk will be about phenomenology understood as a discipline, an enterprise or an inquiry in philosophy, rather than as a movement in the history of philosophy: as the title suggests, it will be about the (so-called) phenomenological approach and not – or not just – about the (so-called) phenomenological …

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Apr 24

EXRE Colloquium: Anthony Taylor – Usurping Official Power

Elisa Bezençon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium


Public officials—such as legislators, judges, and law enforcement officers—sometimes make mistakes. The question that this paper focusses on is whether the individuals who make these mistakes, by virtue of occupying their official role, sometimes possess a right against interference or harm that a private individual who made the same kind …

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Apr 17

EXRE Colloquium: Mario Schärli – Kant on Merely Possible Objects (ONLINE)

Elisa Bezençon Time: 17:15 - 19:00 EXRE Colloquium


It is commonly held that Kant’s account of existence foreshadows Frege’s, Russell’s, and Quine’s disdain for non-existent objects. This interpretation has consequences for the interpretation of Kant’s modal metaphysics because it excludes attributing an ontology of merely possible objects (possibilia) to Kant. Consequently, it has become standard in the literature …

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