Very good news: Magdalena has accepted a new five-year position as Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz! Accordingly, the research group is pulling up its stakes and relocating to the philosophy department in Konstanz. We’ll be officially starting there on June 1. We’re very excited about our new work environment, and [...] Read more – ‘Moving to Konstanz’.
Jacek Brzozowski has wrapped up his two-year project on contingentism in metaphysics, and has returned to his home country of South Africa to take up a tenure-track position in the school of philosophy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Congratulations, Jacek, and best of luck in your new post! Read more – ‘Auf Wiedersehen to Jacek’.
Daniele Sgaravatti has finished his post-doctoral fellowship with our research project, and has moved to the University of l’Aquila, Italy to join a research project on knowledge and modality (led by Prof. Simone Gozzano). We’re sorry to see Daniele go, and we’ll miss having him here. But of course we wish him all the best [...] Read more – ‘Goodbye to Daniele’.
Some more members of our research group will be presenting work at various events during the upcoming summer conference season. Magdalena Balcerak Jackson will be presenting her paper, “Imagination and the Apriori/Aposteriori Distinction” at the conference on the apriori at the Northern Institute of Philosophy in Aberdeen on June 16-17. Daniele Sgaravatti will be presenting his paper, [...] Read more – ‘Emmies at Large’.
Two items: First, Magdalena’s paper, “Conceptual Analysis and Epistemic Progress,” has been accepted for publication in Synthese. Congratulations! (An abstract is available here.) Second, there is an interview and profile of Magdalena in the upcoming issue of the German magazine Philosophie; the issue focuses on the question of what is distinctive about contemporary German approaches to [...] Read more – ‘Magdalena Balcerak Jackson in the press’.
Our doctoral researcher Beate Sachsenweger will be giving a talk at the 15th annual Essex Graduate Conference, on May 12. The talk is titled “The Role of Covert and Overt Attention for Cognitive Penetrability: The Cases of Inattentional Blindness and Attentional Misdirection”. Break a leg, Beate! Read more – ‘Beate Sachsenweger in Essex’.
We Emmies would like to say thanks to the speakers and participants who contributed their time and talents to last week’s workshop on the epistemology of modality. The speakers’ presentations were thoughtful and challenging, and the discussions — both during the talks, and over drinks and dinner afterwards — were stimulating and productive. Thanks to [...] Read more – ‘Problems of modal epistemology solved’.
We’re very pleased to welcome the participants of our workshop on the epistemology of modality — and especially invited speakers Anand Vaidya, Bob Hale, Sonia Roca Royes and Timothy Williamson — which will take place tomorrow and Friday here in Cologne. More information on the workshop can be found here. Read more – ‘Epistemology of modality workshop starts tomorrow’.
Joachim Horvath, a former PhD researcher in our project, has submitted and successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “In Defense of Conceptual Analysis”. Congratulations on a job very well done! We all want to wish him the best of luck at his new position in the philosophy department here in Cologne. Read more – ‘Joachim Horvath is a doctor!’.
Most of the members of our group will be traveling to Hamburg next Friday (November 11), to participate in the two-day workshop “Knowledge in a World of Symbols”. The workshop is co-organized with the phlox research group and the Nominalizations group at the University of Hamburg. More information can be found here. Read more – ‘Workshop in Hamburg Next Week’.
We’re currently in the process of organizing a speaker series for the upcoming academic year here in Cologne. We aim to have roughly one speaker per month, both from Germany and from abroad. We’ll post the schedule here as soon as it’s ready. Read more – ‘Speaker series in the works’.