A workshop entitled

Free Will and Epistemology

is taking place on 26 October at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The workshop is about Robert Lockie’s book Free Will and Epistemology and the related philosophical problems. The workshop is co-organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Central European University, and the Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project.

Venue: Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1097 Budapest, Trapéz room (7th floor)


9.00-9.10 Welcome
9.10-10.00 Robert Lockie: The Epistemic Transcendental Argument against Determinism
10.00-10.50 András Szigeti: Some Comments on Chapter 8 of Lockie’s Free Will and Epistemology
11.10-12.00 Amit Pundik: What Kind of Probability is Lockie’s Negative Chance?
12.10- 13.00 László Bernáth: The Role of Transcendental Arguments

14.30-15.20 Paul Russell: Libertarianism and Free Will Pessimism
15.20-16.10 Anna Réz: Responsibility, Belief Formation, and “Ought Implies Can”
16.30-17.20 Ferenc Huoranszki: Self-determination, Causation, and Compatibilism
17.30-18.20 Timothy O’Connor: In Search of a Lockiean Theory of Self-Determination

For the website of the workshop click here.

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group cordially invites you to the upcoming workshop on
Social Ontology Meets Social Science
Date: 1-2 October 2018
Venue: 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1094 Budapest, B.7.16. (seminar room)

1 October

10:00 – 12:00 Keynote lecture:
John Searle: Social Ontology, Social Science and Political Power

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Josef Moural: Social Ontology and Historiography

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Rastko Jovanov: Social Ontology and Collective Engagement

16:00 – 17:00 Akos Sivado: Can There Be a Science of Collective Intentions?

2 October

10:00 – 12:00 Keynote lecture:
Raimo Tuomela: Social Corporations as Social Institutions

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Petar Bojanic: What is an Engagement Act? Commitment, Joint Commitment and Engagement

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Hans Bernhard Schmid: Aristotle on Joint Activity and Common Sense

16:00 – 17:00 Brian Epstein: Social Ontology and the Design of Institutions

The Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, cordially invites you to its international conference on

Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe

Date: 28-29 September 2018
Venue: 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1094 Budapest, 7th floor, B.7.16. (seminar room)

Keynote speakers:
James Hankins (Harvard University)
Jan Waszink (Leiden University)

For the detailed program see link.

The Research Group for Philosophy of Physics, Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, cordially invites you to its interdisciplinary workshop on

Physics Meets Philosophy: "The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in natural sciences"

Venue: 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1094 Budapest, B.7.16. (seminar room)
Date: 25 September 2018 (Tuesday)

For details see the webpage of the workshop.

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group, the NKFI 124970 “Empiricism and atomism in the twentieth-century Anglo-Saxon philosophy” Research Group and the Department of Sociology (University of Pécs) cordially invites you to the upcoming conference on

The Historical and Philosophical Significance of Ayer’s Language, Truth and Logic

Organizer and contact: Adam Tamas Tuboly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Date of the conference: 19-20 September 2018.
Location of the conference: University of Pécs, Ifjúság street 6, room A329.

19 September 2018.

09:45-10:00 Opening

10:00-11:00 Andreas Vrahimis: A. J. Ayer and ‘Continental’ philosophy
11:00-12:00 Aaron Preston: Ayer’s Book of Mistakes and the Crises of Contemporary Western Culture

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break

12:30-13:30 László Kocsis: Definition versus Criterion: Ayer on the Problem of Truth and Validation

13:30-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00 Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau: Phenomenalism: from the Vienna Circle to Ayer

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Hans-Johann Glock: Ayer’s Verificationism – Dead as a Dodo?

20 September 2018.

10:00-11:00 Siobhan Chapman: ‘Viennese bombshells’: Reactions to Language, Truth and Logic from Ayer’s philosophical contemporaries
11:00-12:00 Krisztián Pete: Ayer and Berkeley on the Meaning of Ethical and Religious Language

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break

12:30-13:30 Thomas Uebel: Other Minds in Early Ayer and Carnap

13:30-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00 Christian Damböck: Ayer versus Carnap on Value Statements

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Adam Tamas Tuboly: A Cricket Game, a Train Ticket and a Vacuum to be Filled: Ayer in the Web of Fascism-debates

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