Aktuelle Meldungen

20.01.20 DCLPS Fellow in 2020: Alexandre Costa-Leite

The next DCLPS fellow (January 20, 2020 till February 20, 2020) will be Alexandre Costa-Leite from the University of Brasilia (UnB). Professor Costa-Leite is an expert in modal logic and metaphysics.


16.10.19 Buchveröffentlichung im Mai 2019

Gerhard Schurz: Hume's Problem Solved: The Optimality of Meta-Induction. The MIT Press, 2019.


26.09.19 International Conference: Free Will and Causality

The conference aims at bringing together experts on free will and causality in order to explore what the debates about these topics can learn from each other. In particular, the connection between metaphysical aspects of the free will problem and how they depend on or relate to causation in general as well as to more specific theories of causation shall be investigated. It is, for example, widely believed that free will requires control and that control is a causal notion. Whether one is a compatibilist or a libertarian, one must have a theory of control that the agent exerts over her actions. Another important requirement for free will, according to sourcehood libertarians, is ultimate origination of one’s actions: to have free will is to be able to initiate causal chains, i.e., to have a certain causal ability, sometimes referred to as a ‘causal power’. These causal notions might greatly profit from being treated in accordance with different accounts of causation. Different understandings of free will might, the other way round, support different theories of causation or might help in solving tasks such as identifying causal structure.


06.01.19 Symposium: The Possibility of Metaphysics - Between Inductive, Analytic, and Transcendental Arguments

In the last century, metaphysics in the traditional sense became subject of radical scepticism. One strategy to save metaphysics from sceptical doubts is bringing metaphysical investigation closer to scientific practice. This workshop is intended to explore the Kantian question whether metaphysics is possible as a “science”, and if so, whether it can or should be conducted on the basis of scientific methods and findings or whether it can still be justified as an aprioristic enterprise. A Kantian strategy to counter scepticism is the use of transcendental arguments. Questions of particular interest are – among others – the following ones: How can metaphysics be justified? Is metaphysics an aprioristic discipline or should it be pursued on the basis of scientific findings or argumentative methods used in the sciences such as induction and abduction? How do transcendental arguments relate to inferences made in the sciences? What is their relevance for modern metaphysical approaches such as naturalised metaphysics or the Canberra plan? Which role do empirical data and empirical methods play in contemporary metaphysics and can their use in metaphysics be justified?


25.09.18 Siegfried Jaag und Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla mit Best-Paper / Best-Poster Award ausgezeichnet

Im Rahmen des 10. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie e.V. (GAP) wurden Dr. Siegfried Jaag mit dem Best-Paper Award sowie Mag. phil. Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla mit dem Best-Poster Award ausgezeichnet.


05.09.18 Buchveröffentlichung: Logik - Grund- und Aufbaukurs in Aussagen- und Prädikatenlogik

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz hat seine Einführung in die Logik (Grund- und Aufbaukurs in die Aussagen- und Prädikatenlogik) bei De Gruyter veröffentlicht.


05.09.18 Buchveröffentlichung: The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

Das "Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition" mit einem Beitrag von Dr. Arne M. Weber und Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau ist erschienen.


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