Events

SEMINARS:

Thursday 21 June, 2018 9.30-13.00 (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Aula Paci)

Book Symposium on Margaret Gilbert's Rights and Demands (OUP 2018)

9.30-9.50      Margaret Gilbert (UC Irvine): introduction

9.50-10.40    Francesca De Vecchi (San Raffaele) & Marco Colombetti (Politecnico): comments on chapter 4, followed by Gilbert’s reply and general discussion

11.00-11.50   Paolo di Lucia (Milano) & Itzel Garcia (UC Irvine): comments on chapter 8, followed by Gilbert’s reply and general discussion.

11.50-12.40   Adelaide de Lastic (Paris) & Chiara Raucea (Tilburg): comments on chapter 11, followed by Gilbert’s reply and general discussion


Thursday 21 June, 2018, 5.00-7.00 PM (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Aula Paci)

Margaret Gilbert (UC Irvine) "Political Obligation and the Existence of Law"

Abstract: There are several versions of "the problem of political obligation”. I focus on this version: do the members of a political society owe it to one another to uphold and support its political institutions, and if so, how so? I argued in my book A Theory of Political Obligation (2006) that if we understand membership in a political society in a particular, somewhat traditional, way the answer is positive. This leaves open whether there are other understandings of such membership that give the same result. My conjecture is that there are not. In support of this conjecture I review some prominent positions in the philosophy of law regarding the conditions under which a legal system exists in a given population. I argue with respect to several of the conditions proposed that members of the population in question will not owe their fellow-members conformity to the laws of the system.


Thursday 24 May, 2018, 2.30-4.00 PM  (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Aula Paci)

Ophelia Deroy (LMU, Munich) "The Perception/Cognition Divide in Predictive Models of the Mind"


Wednesday 16 May, 2018, 2.00-3.30 PM (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Aula Paci)

Franz Dietrich (Paris School of Economics) "A Broomean Model of Rationality and Reasoning"


Thursday 26 April, 2018 2.30-4.00 PM  (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Aula Paci)

Pierre Jacob (Jean Nicod, Paris): "How to Solve the Developmental Puzzle"


Thursday 12 April, 2018, 2.30-4.00 PM  (via Festa del Perdono 7, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Saletta Seminari Sottotetto)

Cyril Hédoin (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne): "Practical Reasoning, Rule-Following and Belief Revision: An Account in Terms of Jeffrey's Rule”


Monday 9 October, 2017, 4.30-6.00 PM

Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University): "Could emotional expressions have been building blocks for language evolution?"