Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

Mental Fictionalism

Date of the event: 24th-25th October, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


24th of October:

10.00-10.45: Adam Toon: Fictionalism and Intentionality

10.45-11.30: Amber Ross: Mental Fictionalism: Believers without Belief

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-12.45: Meg Wallace: Deflating Mental Fictionalism: A Lesson in Metalinguistic Diplomacy

12.45-13.30: Zoe Drayson: What We Talk about When We Talk about Mental States

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.15: Adrian Downey: Radically Embodied Fictionalism: A Better Alternative to Eliminative Materialism

15.15-16.30: Dan Hutto: Reasons, Narratives, and Fictionalism: The Primary Reason Problem Revisited

16.30-17.00: Coffee Break

17.00-17.45: Bill Lycan: A Rylean Mental Fictionalism

17.45-18.30: Daniel Dennett: Am I a Fictionalist?

25th of October:

10.00-10.45: Bruno Mölder: Interpretivism and Mental Fictionalism

10.45-11.30: Miklós Márton and János Tőzsér: A Unified Pragmatic Account of Fictional Utterances and Its Consequences to Mental Fictionalism

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-12.45: Greg Currie: Fictionalism about Fiction's Insight into the Mind

12.45-13.30: Sam Wilkinson: What Might We Be Doing When We Call Someone Mentally Ill?

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.15: Ted Parent: I Think; Therefore, I am a Fiction

15.15-16.30: Julianne Chung: Three Kinds of Non-Literalism about Knowledge-Talk

16.30-17.00: Coffee Break

17.00-17.45: Tim Crane and Katalin Farkas: Mental Fiction and Mental Fact

17.45-18.30: Tamás Demeter: A Mental Fictionalism Worthy of Its Name

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming workshop on

Early Modern Theories of Society

Date of the event: 15th of November, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


11:00 - 12:00: Alissa Macmillan: "'O visions ill forseen': Hobbes, Milton, and Cavendish on Knowledge of the Future"

12:00 - 13:00: Bartholomew Begley: "Rousseau, Ranciere, and the Science of Politics"

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00: Ted McCormick: "Relocating Political Arithmetic: Quantification, Transmutation, and the Making of Population, 1500-1800"

15:00 - 16:00: Akos Sivado: "A Hundred Years Too Early: William Petty and Statistical Reasoning about Society"

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming event:

The Future of the Humanities in a Disruptive World
Debating Challenges and Opportunities

A panel discussion with

Karla Pollmann
Dean of the Faculty of Arts,
University of Bristol

Confirmed discussants:
Tim Crane
Tamás Demeter
István Kenesei
Gábor Kiss Farkas
Benedek Láng
Csaba Pléh
Iván Szelényi
Gábor Zemplén

The focal points of the discussion will be:
-The function of the Arts and Humanities in a Changing World: how to Innovate the Curriculum?
-What is "Progress" in the Arts and Humanities?
-Application and Commercialization in Higher Education - Opportunities and Limits
-How to Organize Successful Inter- and Multidisciplinarity in Challenge-led Research Clusters?

Date of the event: 4th of November, 2019, 10 AM
Venue of the event: Research Centre for the Humanities, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán st. 4., 7th Floor, Trapéz Room

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

Meta-Theories of Disagreement

Date of the event: 17th-18th October, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


17th of October

09.00-10.00: Nikolaj Pedersen: Disagreement and non-evidentialism

10.00-11.00: Ákos Gyarmathy: Faultless disagreements without scepticism

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: János Tőzsér & László Bernáth: Responses to the failures of philosophical knowledge

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.00: Crispin Wright: Can sense be made of faultless disagreement?

15.00-16.00: Martin Kusch: Empiricism, relativism, disagreement

16.00-16.20: Break

16.20-17.20: Graham Bex-Priestley & Yonatan Shemmer: Disagreement without belief

18th of October

09.00-10.00: Chris Ranalli: Deliberative epistemology and disagreement

10.00-11.00: Teresa Marques: Illocutionary force and attitude mode in normative disputes

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: Filippo Ferrari: Normative commitments and cognitive disagreement

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.00: Péter Hartl: The meta-ethics of belief: epistemic expressivism and disagreement

15.00-16.00: Sebastiano Moruzzi: Diaphonic pluralism - How to be pluralist about disagreement?

16.00-16.20: Break

16.20-17.20: Delia Belleri: The shape of metaontological pluralism

17.20-18.20: Annalisa Coliva (online): Disagreement unhinged (co-authored with Michele Palmira)

The MTA Lendület Morals and Science Research Group and Hertford College, Oxford cordially invite you to their workshop:

Recasting the Treatise, Vol. III.

Date of the event: 12th and 13th of October, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Tóth Kálmán st., 7th floor (Trapéz room)


Saturday, 12th of October

10:00-11:30: Jacqueline Taylor: "Some Considerable Alterations": The Significance of Hume's Revisions to EPM and a Comparison with Treatise 3

Coffee break

12:00-13:00: Lorenzo Greco: In Search of the Perfect Character: Recasting Hume's Virtuous Person

Lunch break

14:00-15:00: Saliha Bayir: The Naturalistic Fallacy in Hume's Moral and Political Philosophy

Coffee break

15:30-16:30: James Chamberlain: Hume on the Standards of Morality and Taste, and the General Point of View

Coffee break

17:00-18:00: Peter Millican: When, and Why, Did Hume Renounce Egoism?

Sunday, 13th of October

10:00-11:00: Michael Gill: One Way the Treatise is Superior to the Enquiry: On the Relation between Virtue and Nature

Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Pedro Faria: A Historian's Moral Philosophy

Lunch break

13:30-14:30: James Arnold: The Progress of Hume's Sentiments

Coffee break

15:00-16:00: Jacqueline Taylor: The Authority of Humean Humanity (Despite the Strength of Self-Love)

                   Discussants: Amyas Merivale, Dan O'Brien, Margaret Watkins

Organized by
Tamás Demeter (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Peter Millican (Hertford College, Oxford)