Mind and Metaphysics

1st Meeting of the Brentano Research Network

Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Philosophie (KGW)


Mon, 30 November Tue, 1 December

9:30  Opening

9:00  Laurent Cesalli
(University of Geneva, CH)
Marty's posthumous word against Brentano's
reism: the defense of irrealia in 
Raum und Zeit (1916)
10:00  Denis Seron
(University of Liège, BE)
Why is Brentano's Empiricism better than (some) others?
10:00  Hélène Leblanc
(Univ.of Lecce, IT/Geneva, CH/Lille, FR)
Looking for Contrasts: Descriptive Psychology and
General Grammar in Brentano, Marty and Husserl
11:00  Carlo Ierna
(University of Utrecht, NL)
What and how do our presentations represent?
11:15  Giuliano Bacigalupo
(University of Geneva, CH)
Towards a new Brentanian theory of judgment

12:00  TBA

12:15  Hamid Taieb
(University of Geneva/University of Lausanne, CH)
Concepts and Typicality. From Brentano to Wittgenstein

13:00 – 15:00  Lunch 13:15 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00  Peter Varga
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, HU)
What could Husserl have preached in Halle in 1887?

15:00  Arnaud Dewalque
(University of Liège, BE)
Some difficulties with Brentano's classification
of mental phenomena
16:00  Hynek Janoušek
(Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZ)
Husserl's Bolzanian puzzles
16:00  Marcello Oreste Fiocco
(University of California at Irvine, USA/University
of Salzburg, AT)
Truth and the nature of mind
17:00  Thomas Binder
(University of Graz, AT)
Aus der Korrespondenz Brentanos
mit seinem Bruder Lujo
17:00  Kevin Mulligan
(University of Geneva, CH)
Weil, weil, weil

Keynote Speaker: 
Kevin MULLIGAN (University of Geneva)
Weil, weil, weil

In cooperation with the Internationale Bernard Bolzano Gesellschaft and the Philosophy Department (KGW) of the University of Salzburg. This workshop is a joint venture of the two following FWF research projects:
FWF M 1881-G24: The World in Mind: Radical Ontology and Franz Brentano
(Principal Investigator: Marcello Oreste Fiocco)
FWF P 27215-G15: Franz Brentano's Descriptive Psychology
(Principal Investigator: Guillaume Fréchette)




Mauro Antonelli (Universität Milano Bicocca, IT)
Giuliano Bacigalupo (Universität Genf, CH)
Thomas Binder (Universität Graz, AT)
Johannes Brandl (Universität Salzburg, AT)
Laurent Cesalli (Universität Genf, CH)
Arnaud Dewalque (Universität Lüttich, BE)
Marcello Oreste Fiocco (Universität Irvine USA/Universität Salzburg)
Guillaume Fréchette (Universität Salzburg)
Carlo Ierna (Universität Utrecht, NL)
Hynek Janousek (Universität Prag, CZ)
Hélène Leblanc (Universität Genf, CH/Université de Lille, FR)
Kevin Mulligan (Universität Genf, CH)
Denis Seron (Universität Lüttich, BE)
Hamid Taieb (Universität Genf/Universität Lausanne, CH)



November 30/December 1: Literaturarchiv, Residenzplatz 9/2 (Entrance from Kapitelgasse 5-7)
December 1, PM: HS 301: Franziskanergasse 1

Everybody is welcome, but please confirm your presence before Nov 27 (places at the Literaturarchiv are limited)


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