Workshop on God, Perfection, Politics, Truth and Play and Freedom

Montag, Juli 09th, 2018 2:31pm

From July 3 until July 4, we are hosting an international workshop in cooperation with the Universities of Bamberg and Budweis, taking place in the charming old town of Bamberg.

Download detailed list of spakers and talks.

Summer School 2016 with Prof. Nathan Salmon

Mittwoch, Januar 27th, 2016 3:30pm

From July 14 to July 16, 2016, we will be hosting the third international Summer School in cooperation with the University of Bamberg. We are happy to announce that Prof. Nathan Salmon (UC Santa Barbara) will present and discuss his recent work in the realm of philosophy of language.

For more details and information about the registration process see (Registration deadline: June 1, 2016)


Workshop on McDowell – Mind, Value and Reality

Dienstag, Juli 21st, 2015 12:13pm

RIFAJOn the weekend of July 19-20, 2015, we were holding a small workshop on John McDowell’s Mind, Value and Reality at the University of Bamberg. We were mainly concentrating on McDowell’s criticism of the internal/external reasons debate initiated by Bernard Williams and McDowell’s secondary qualities reply to Mackie. Of course, we also talked about McDowell’s rather extravagant approach to philosophy in general, his intellectual connection both to German idealism and the later Wittgenstein and also his growing influence in contemporary debates both in American and European philosophy.

Sebastian, Simon, Thimo and Vanessa want to thank all participants for a wonderful workshop in Bamberg with inspiring discussions in the charming city where Hegel once completed his Phenomenology of Spirit in 1807.

Additionally, the four of us plotted further philosophical events the Forum Theoretical Philosophy may organise in the future, including some vague ideas about organising another international Summer School in August 2016 and some more concrete plans of smaller philosophical workshops either in Lindau at Lake Constance or at the University of Bamberg. We will update our website as soon as our plans become more concrete. Please stay tuned and enjoy a wonderful philosophical summer 2015.

Article in Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica

Mittwoch, November 12th, 2014 3:50pm

RIFAJWe have been interviewed by the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior — an Italian journal for analytic philosophy. We talked about the idea behind the ‚Forum‘, and gave a brief glance at our two Summer Schools we organized together with the University of Bamberg philosophy department.

Please check out the journal’s website to read our interview, or download the PDF by clicking here. Many thanks to the editor Mattia Sorgon for the wonderful interview!

Summer School 2014 on „Individuals and Indeterminacy“

Mittwoch, Februar 19th, 2014 4:38am

We are extremely proud to officially announce our second International Summer School. In cooperation with the Philosophy Department at the University of Bamberg, we  invite graduate students from all departments to apply for our project on „Individuals and Indeterminacy. Perspectives in Contemporary Ontology”, which will take place from July 28th – August 8th, in Bamberg, Germany. We want to create an intensive think-tank for young academics who want to learn from some of the most distinguished scholars in contemporary metaphysics. Kit Fine (NYU), Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame), Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin) and Gabriele De Anna (University of Bamberg) will present & lecture on their recent work in the field.

The deadline for applications is April 1st 2014 (early registration) or April 15th 2014 (late registration).
Please download our information brochure (PDF) or check for details.



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