On What There Isn’t. Imagination, Impossibilities and Counterfactual Reasoning

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Deadline: 15.05.2019
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Abstracts
Ort: Düsseldorf
Datum: 05.09.2019
Ende: 06.09.2019 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Imagination has been discussed in different philosophical contexts such as engagement with fiction, mindreading, pretense, or modal epistemology and has given rise to many philosophical and psychological challenges. In this workshop we want to examine the nature of imagination and discuss questions like the following: How do people imagine alternatives to reality? What role plays imagination in counterfactual reasoning? Is imagination a guide to possibility? Can we imagine impossibilities? What is the relationship between imagination and other mental states?

The workshop will be held from 05/09/2019 to 06/09/2019 at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. It is organized by Till Gallasch, Paul Hasselkuß, Sara Ipakchi and Jessica Struchhold and generously supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Heinrich Heine University, and by Markus Schrenk (Düsseldorf) of the DFG Group Inductive Metaphysics (FOR2495).

We encourage early career researchers (MA and PhD students) to participate. Applications should include a short CV and an abstract of max. 500 words prepared for blind review. Each participant will be given 45 mins, 30 mins per presentation and 15 mins for Q&A. The deadline for submissions is 15/05/2019.

To submit an abstract, please use our submission form (Link below). For questions, please contact the organisers (dgwp@phil.hhu.de).

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