Events

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

The Value of Truth

Date: 22-23rd November 2018
Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4. Tóth Kálmán st.

Program:

November 22:

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology)

09.00-10.00: Jeffrey Dunn (De Pauw University): Accuracy as Similarity

10.00-11.00: Clayton Littlejohn (King's): An Accuracy Argument Against Credal Reductivism

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

11.20-12.20: Michael P. Lynch [via Skype] (University of Connecticut): Fake news and the Politics of truth

12.20-13.20: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Three kinds of veritism and epistemically useful false beliefs

13.20-15.00: Lunch

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

15.00-16.00: Kate Nolfi (University of Vermont): Epistemic Norms all Things considered

16.00-16.30: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs): The value of truth-making: truth-groundedness and the truth as an epistemic goal

16.30-16.50: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

16.50-17.50: Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond): Value Beyond True Value

17.50-18.50: Tihamer Margitay (Eotvos Lorand University): The Epistemic Value of Moral and Other Values

Dinner

November 23:

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

09.00-10.00: Anna Maria-Eder (University of Cologne): No Commitment to the Truth

10.00-11.00: Filippo Ferrari (University of Bonn): Alethic Pluralism and the Value of Truth

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)

11.20-12.20: Andrew D. Chignell (Princeton): The Value of Truth versus The Value of Believing True

12.20-12.50: Brian Pollex (University of Texas at Austin): Understanding The Swamping Problem: Two Competing Theories of the Value of True Belief

12.50-14.30: Lunch

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)

14.30-15.00: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Truth and Morality in Rational Argumentation

15.00-16.00: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck): Esoteric Reliablism

16.00-16.20: Break

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

16.20-17.20: Mihály Héder (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): When truth is not the final epistemic value: the case of the epistemology of engineering

17.20-18.20: Duncan Pritchard [via Skype] (University of Irvine, California): Intellectual Virtues, Ignorance and the Truth Goal

Dinner

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming workshop:

Social Ontology Meets Social Science

Date: 1st-2nd October 2018
Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4. Tóth Kálmán st.

Program:

October 1:
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?

October 2:
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 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