Applications are now open for the summer school “The Metaphysics of
Relations in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy”, which will be held in Lugano
(Switzerland), 6-10 June 2022.
The summer school will be a research-focused, intensive course, open to
all, but part of the Master in Philosophy (MAP) at Università della
Svizzera italiana (USI).
Applications’ deadline: 31 January 2022.
The summer school research activities will be led by John Marenbon (Trinity
College, University Cambridge) and Anna Marmodoro (Universities of Durham &
Oxford), who will offer morning lectures. In the afternoons, there will be
workshops led by senior graduate assistants, Suf Amichay (University of
Cambridge) Chiara Martini (University of Oxford), with the participation of
Anna Marmodoro and John Marenbon.
The Summer School will end with an international conference on relations in
ancient, medieval and contemporary metaphysics.
More information available at https://www.usi.ch/it/relationssummerschool
For any queries, contact one of the organizers:
Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva, Paolo Gigli at relations.summerschool(a)usi.ch
Applications are now open for the 2022 Metaphysics Summer School on the topic of truthmaker semantics!
The Summer School will be hosted by the MAP – the Master in Philosophy at Università della Svizzera italiana – and will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, from June 13 to June 17, 2022. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.
More information on how to apply, fees, and bursaries is available at https://www.usi.ch/it/tmsummerschool <https://www.usi.ch/it/tmsummerschool>
Kit Fine (NYU)
Martin Glazier (Geneva)
On the truthmaker approach to semantics, the meaning of a statement is identified with the set of states which exactly verify it. Truthmaker semantics differs from possible worlds semantics in its use of states rather than worlds. It differs from other forms of situation semantics in its use of an exact notion of verification, which requires that a state be wholly relevant to the statement it verifies, rather than an inexact notion, which requires only partial relevance. This approach to semantics is receiving increasing interest, much of it driven by a sense that the approach can handle hyperintensional contexts better than other approaches.
During the summer school, participants will be using a pre-publication copy of the book on truthmaker semantics that Kit Fine is co-authoring with Mark Jago.
Who can apply:
The Summer School is open to both graduate students and post-graduate scholars.
For any query, do not hesitate to contact the organisers at tmsemantics.sumerschool(a)usi.ch <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
'Desires don’t have desire-like direction of fit’
Tuesday, November 16 at 6.30pm (CET).
The MAP (Master in Philosophy) at USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano) is pleased to announce that after the great success of the online events of last spring, the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia series is back for the fall semester. The first talk of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia for fall 2021 is titled 'Desires don’t have desire-like direction of fit’.
The guest speaker is:
Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp)
The talk is chaired by:
Paolo Natali (University of Geneva and USI)
Tuesday, November 16 at 6.30pm (CET)
The talk is a hybrid event: it will be possible to attend in person for the philosophy students in Lugano, but it will be also held on Zoom and streamed on USI Master in Philosophy Facebook page.
Please write an email to amm.map(a)usi.ch<mailto:email@example.com> or send a message to our Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/usimap> www.facebook.com/usimap<http://www.facebook.com/usimap>.
The abstract of the talk:
Desires are widely, in fact, universally, taken to have, well, desire-like direction of fit. The aim of this paper is to argue that – at least on one important understanding of what direction of fit is – this is not so. I give a two-step argument: The goal state of desires is represented by mental imagery and if the goal state of desires is represented by mental imagery, then desires don’t have world-to-mind (or prescriptive) intrinsic direction of fit. In other words, desires don’t have desire-like direction of fit.
More information available on the Facebook event page: https://facebook.com/events/s/desires-dont-have-desire-like-/281901238165...
The talk is part of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia - a series of events organised by:
- Master in Philosophy at USI
- Ratio – Philosophical Association
- Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Lugano
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