7th CEU INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHY GRADUATE CONFERENCE
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|
|10.20–11.10||Qiong Wu: From actual to possible objects||Respondent: Tim Crane|
|11.15–12.05||Benjamin Marschall: Easy ontology and categorical quantification||Respondent: Huaming Xu|
|12.20–13.10||Huzeyfe Demirtas: Stocker’s Schizophrenia, alienation, and a solution||Respondent: Chrysovalantis Margaritidis|
|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|
|16.10–17.00||Li Li Tan: The fundamental features of visual phenomenology||Respondent: Katalin Farkas|
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|
|11.00–11.50||Joaquim Gianotti: Ontological fundamentality||Respondent: Marta Santuccio|
|11.55–12.45||Simon Thunder: Reduction, identity, and reference||Respondent: Andrew Mckilliam|
|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|
Philip Goff (CEU): Is Consciousness Fundamental?