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Friday, July 7th

9:30 Opening

10:00-11:30 Invited Lecture: Frank Jackson (ANU) „Physicalism and the a priori”

Abstract: Many agree that if we can show that the physical a priori entails the psychological, we will have established the truth of physicalism about the mind. This is one motivation behind analytical functionalism and more generally attempts to find an analysis of the mental. But do we have to? Is the view known as a posteriori physicalism a live option for physicalists?

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:45 Szymon Bogacz (Cracow) „How do we know that numerical adverbial phrases are equivalent to phrases with numerical singular terms?”

13:30-14:15 Lunch break

14.15-15.45 Invited Lecture: Esa Diaz-Leon (Barcelona) „On the conceptual mismatch argument: Descriptions, disagreement, and amelioration”

15:45-16:45 Brice Bantegnie (Prague) „A Framework for Pragmatic Analysis”

16:45-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00 Artur Kosecki (Szczecin) „The Paraphrase Method and Ontological Disputes. The Analysis of Ajdukiewicz’s and Quine’s Views”


Saturday, July 8th

10:00-11:30 Invited Lecture: Christopher Daly (Manchester) „Why reduction is underrated”

Abstract: The key idea behind reduction is a simple and familiar one: it’s that there’s more to things than meets the eye. Surprisingly, this simple idea provides the resources to block a number of notable anti-reductionist arguments: Mackie’s argument from queerness against objective moral values, Kripke’s Humphrey objection and its recent variants, and Jubien’s objection from irrelevance against Lewisian modal realism.

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:45 Nurbay Irmak (Istanbul) „The Problem of Creation and Abstract Artifacts”

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Invited Lecture: Tadeusz Szubka (Szczecin) „From Local to Global Expressivism and Back Again”

15:30 – 16:30 Björn Lundgren (Stockholm) „Definitions and the ‘Standard Theory’”

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00 Maciej Sendłak (Warsaw) „On Quantitative and Qualitative Parsimony”


Sunday, July 9th

10:00-12:45 Masterclass with Frank Jackson (with half an hour break)

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:45 Masterclass with Christopher Daly (with half an hour break)