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LFU Innsbruck
Friday, October 21, 2022, 9:15 am – 7:30 pm

In 2020, after the Central European University (CEU) was forced out of Hungary and moved to Vienna, the idea was born to strengthen the academic ties between this renowned institution and the University of Innsbruck in the field of philosophy. The COVID pandemic, however, delayed any plans for collaborative scientific events. In 2022, we finally want to bring together philosophers from CEU Vienna and LFU Innsbruck to share their research and to get to know each other better. And, of course, to enjoy face-to-face discussions and unconstrained sociability.

This joint symposium will feature different philosophical strands and methodologies and provide insights into cutting-edge research in theoretical as well as practical philosophy. In 15 succinct presentations, faculty and PhD students from both institutions will “showcase” their recent work, promising stimulating debates and novel insights.


9:15: Opening

9:30 – 10:45: Session I
Maria Kronfeldner (CEU): Where’s the Line Between Legitimate Critique and Infringing Academic Freedom?
Anne Siegetsleitner (LFUI): Desire, Longing, Respect: A Philosophy of Love
Mike Griffin (CEU): Descartes, God and Necessity?

10:45 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:15: Session II
Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU): Rationalism about Laws of Nature
Ulrich Metschl (LFUI): Consensual Group Decisions: Between Unanimity and Agreement
Asya Passinsky (CEU): Social Construction and Grounding

12:15 – 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15: Session III
Peter Kügler (LFUI): Why the Experience of Temporal Passage is not an Illusio
Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU): The Principle of Non-Contradiction
Jonas Pfister (LFUI): Critical Thinking, Autonomy and Education

15:15 – 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00: Session IV
Simon Rippon (CEU): What's Wrong with Parfit's Agony Argument Against Subjectivism?
Marie-Luisa Frick (LFUI): Mandatory Vaccination and Human Dignity
Cathy Mason (CEU): Truth, Realism and Objectivity in Iris Murdoch

17:00 – 17:15: Break

17:15 – 18:25: PhD Session
Anna Weithaler (LFUI): Institutions of the Political: Cornelius Castoriadis´s Radical Democratic Republicanism
Yaren Duvarci (CEU): Is Libertarian Free Will Compatible with Physicalism?
Gernot Biermeier (LFUI): Mathematically Modelling: A New Perspective on the Application of Mathematics
Emanuele Tullio (CEU): From Persistence to Time and Back Again: Developing a Perdurantism-Based A-Theory 

18:30: End

19:30: Speakers' Dinner


Admission is free. We kindly ask that you register via

Registered guests will be informed in a timely manner about the COVID-measures that will then apply.


Marie-Luisa Frick, Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck
Katalin Farkas, Department of Philosophy, CEU Vienna  

For further information, please visit the LFUI event page.

Kindly supported by
Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck
CEU Vienna
The Region of Tyrol
Office of the Vice Rector for Research, University of Innsbruck
Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

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