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Modally rich metaphysical landscapes: Konstanz - Kraków workshop

The Department of Epistemology organises a workshop on "Modally rich metaphysical landscapes", in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Konstanz. The workshop will take place between 9 and 10 June 2017 at the Institute of Philosophy, JU, Room 28. The aim of the workshop: The central question of modal metaphysics concerns real possibilities: What are the real (thus, objective) possibilities and what evidence justifies the claim that they exist. The workshop focuses on the anti-reductionist analyses of possibilities, worked out in the past two decades, and the application of these analyses in the work on traditional issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of science. At the conference, recent research on formal theories of real possibilities, such as branching time and branching space-times, will be presented. New applications of these theories in modelling agency, as well as cases of the alternative evolution of physical systems will be demonstrated. Several papers will deal with the theory of possibilities rooted in objects, i.e. with the dispositions of objects to behave in a particular manner, or more generally - with the potentialities of objects. Discussions will also focus on modally rich accounts of the laws of nature and on non-reductive notions of probability on which probability measures the possibility of the occurrence of a particular token-event. The programme of the conference can be found in the description below.
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Lecture by Professor Michael Beaney

A lecture by Prof. Michael Beaney (King’s College London) on "Conceptual Creativity in Analytic Philosophy" will be held on Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 6 p.m. in Room 25.
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Cognitive Science Colloquium

The Department of Cognitive Science of the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, invites everyone interested in the topic to a lecture on "Perception of Music" by Dr. Elvira di Bona from The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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Enlightenment and Freedom of Speech

The Department of the History of Philosophy and the Research Project Team of "The Enlightenment Ideas of the Freedom of Thought and Conscience, and Contemporary Secularism" invite to an international colloquium "Enlightenment and Freedom of Speech". The colloquium will be held on 19 and 20 May 2017 in the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Room 25 (Roman Ingarden lecture hall). Plenary speakers: Professor Ian Carter (University of Pavia, Italy), political philosopher and author of "A Measure of Freedom", and Professor Ulrich Lehner (Marquette University, USA), historian of ideas specialising in Catholic Enlightenment, author of "The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement". The details of the programme of the colloquium can be found below.
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Cracow Lectures in the Philosophy of Language

The Section of Logical Rhetoric invites to a series of lectures by Professor Stefano Predelli (Nothingham University): 23 May 2017, 2:30 p.m., Room 25: "Names in Context" 24 May 2017, 5:30 p.m., Room 25: "Placeholder Names and Other Metalexical Issues" 25 May 2017, 5:30 p.m., Room 25: "Empty Words, Empty Names" Stefano Predelli is professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham. His contribution has been primarily to the philosophy of language. Stefano Predelli's recent books include: "Proper Names, A Millian Perspective" (2017), "Meaning Without Truth" (2013) and "Contexts. Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language" (2005). Students who participate in all three lectures can be granted 1 ECTS credit point. If you would like to take part in the event, please contact Prof. Katarzyna Kijania-Placek at:
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