quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012

THE ANSWERS OF PHILOSOPHY: SIFA 20th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE (Tenth National Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy)


This year the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a National Conference that will be held in Alghero (in Sardinia), September 13-15, 2012. The Conference will offer an occasion for discussion of many themes of research in analytic philosophy. We invite submissions on the following areas: Philosophy of language, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics and metaethics, Philosophy of science, Philosophy of logic, Philosophy of mathematics, Philosophy of law, Political philosophy, Philosophy of mind, Aesthetics, Philosophy of religion, History of philosophy, History of science.


Maria Rosa Antognazza (King’s College), Alexander Bird (University of Bristol), Paul Boghossian (New York University), Roberto Casati (Institut Jean-Nicod), Pascal Engel (Université de Genève), Pieranna Garavaso (University of Minnesota Morris), Diego Marconi (Università di Torino), Genoveva Martì ( 'ICREA and U. of Barcelona'), Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg), Giuliano Pontara (Stockholms Universitet), Stefano Predelli (University of Nottingham), Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France), Achille Varzi (Columbia University), and more to be confirmed.


Contributors will have 40 minutes, ideally divided into 30 minutes of exposition and 10 minutes of discussion. The languages of the conference are English and Italian. Those wishing to make a presentation should submit:

A short abstract (about 200 words)

A long abstract (1000-1500 words)

Long abstract should be thoroughly prepared for blind refereeing, with any and all revealing references to the author removed, including personal acknowledgments.

Both short and long abstracts should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair submission page at:


 The creation of an EasyChair account will be required. For any problems, please refer to the conference webpage:


Abstracts will be subject to double blind refereeing and acceptance will be notified by May 15, 2012.

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2012.


Participation in the conference is subject to a registration fee and to the payment of the SIFA membership.

If paid BEFORE July 15, 2012:

50 (conference fee) + 50 euros (SIFA): permanent faculty

30 (conference fee) + 25 (SIFA) euros: others

If paid AFTER July 31, 2012:

80 (conference fee) + 50 (SIFA) euros: permanent faculty

50 (conference fee) + 25 (SIFA) euros: others

Early registration will be open on May 1, 2012 at the SIFA website: www.sifa.unige.it


Alghero is a town of Catalan origin right on the Sardinian Sea (one of the most beautiful Italian towns: http://www.alghero-turismo.it/Default.asp?l=en). It is served by low-coast airlines and it has many not expensive accommodations. Check the Conference website in few weeks for all the practical information.


Mario De Caro (SIFA President), Cristina Amoretti, Fabio Bacchini, Carola Barbero, Massimiliano Carrara, Massimo Dell’Utri, Michele Di Francesco, Marcello Frixione, Pierdaniele Giaretta, Simone Gozzano, Andrea Iacona, Andrea Sereni


Fabio Bacchini, Stefano Caputo, Massimo Dell’Utri



LABONT (Laboratorio di Ontologia, Dip. di Filosofia, Università di Torino)


Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2012

Registration opens: May 1, 2012

Notifications of acceptance: May 15, 2012

Deadline for early registration: July 15, 2012

Conference dates: September 13-15, 2012

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