Conference: “What is Metaphilosophy?” (Oestrich-Winkel and online, 7-9 September 2022)

Conference: "What is Metaphilosophy?" (Oestrich-Winkel and online, 7-9 September 2022)

We are glad to give notice of the conference, What is Metaphilosophy?, which will take place on September 7th-9th, 2022, at the EBS University for Business and Law, Oestrich-Winkel and online via Zoom. The conference is organized by Michael Lewin (Universität Koblenz – Landau) and Richard Raatzsch (EBS Universität Für Wirtschaft Und Recht).

Keynote speakers will be Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Universität Hannover), Richard Raatzsch, (EBS Universität Für Wirtschaft Und Recht), Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh), Timothy Williamson (Oxford University).

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You can find the program of the conference below and you can download it at this link.


September 7, 2022 (all Times are in CET)

14:45 Greetings and Introduction

15:00 – 16:00 Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh): Positioning Metaphilosophy

16:00 – 17:00 Jelscha Schmid (University of Basel): Metaphilosophy as First Philosophy: from Kant to Fichte

17:00 – 18:00 Richard Raatzsch (EBS University for Business and Law): How Weird is Philosophizing!

September 8, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 Fausto Fraisopi (University of Freiburg): Metaphilosophy: Doctrine, Threshold or Dimension?

11:00 – 12:00 Joachim Horvath (Ruhr University Bochum): Thought Experiments and Arguments

14:00 – 15:00 Anna-Maria Eder (TU Dresden / University of Cologne): Idealizations in Epistemology

15:00 – 16:00 Insa Lawler (University of North Carolina), in cooperation with Finnur Dellsén und James Norton (University of Iceland): Would Disagreement Undermine Progress?

16:00 – 17:00 Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Leibniz University Hannover / University of Zurich): In Which Sense is Philosophy Scientific?

September 9, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 Thomas Arnold (Heidelberg University): Socratic Shifts. Notes on Plato’s Metaphilosophy

11:00 – 12:00 Michael Lewin (University of Koblenz and Landau): Metaphilosophy as a Unified Discipline

14:00 – 15:00 Daniel Minkin (University of Marburg): Metaphilosophical Skepticism: A (New) Threat to Philosophy as a Rational Enterprise?

15:00 – 16:00 Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford): Reflecting on One’s Own Philosophical Practice

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