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Seminars on Mind, Experience, Language, and Time (MELT)  

Alice meets Humpty Dumpty - The Victorian Web

The MELT Seminars, early known as Seminars of Philosophy of Language, Peception and Mind, take place every year since 2001 at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Milan. The meetings aim at being an opportunity for people working in analytic philosophy to keep updated on the latest directions of research. Language of the talks is either Italian or English.

 

Activities 2001-2012 http://www.filosofia.unimi.it/filoling/

Activities 2013-2018 http://www.filosofia.unimi.it/fl/index.html

Organizers  

Alice dinner - The Victorian Web

Andrea Borghini. Metaphysics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of food.

Clotilde Calabi. Philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception.

Daniel Dohrn. Philosophy of language, modal epistemology, decision theory, metaethics, aesthetics.

Andrea Guardo. Metasemantics, metanormative theory, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophical methodology, philosophy of mind.

Anna Ichino. Philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, aesthetics.

Elisa Paganini. Philosophy of language, metaphysics.

Nicola Piras. Philosophy of food, environmental philosophy, metaphysics.

Paolo Spinicci. Philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, aesthetics.

Giuliano Torrengo. Metaphysics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of language, metaphilosophy.

Nick Young. Philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception.

Sandro Zucchi. Semantics.

Seminars of Philosophy of Language and Mind  

September 23, 2022: Sam Baron: Causation and spacetime

MELT Talk 2022. Room Piero Martinetti, Icehouse Courtyard, first floor, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, Milan. H. 15:00-17:00. n the mid 20th century, a group of theorems showed that much of the metric structure of general relativity could be recovered from causal structure. This led a number of philosophers to defend a causal theory of spacetime, in which spatiotemporal relations were reduced to causal relations. The causal theory met with fierce opposition by the likes of Earman and Smart, and was largely abandoned within philosophy. In physics, however, the story is different: the theorems that motivated the causal theory of spacetime were developed into an approach to quantum gravity. Philosophy, it seems, abandoned the causal theory of spacetime too early. In this talk, I will thus return to the causal theory of spacetime and show that there is at least one version of the view that endures philosophical scrutiny.

September 6-7, 2022: Number of Things - International conference

How are objects (and processes) individuated and counted? This question raises important issues from contemporary debates often discussed under headings such as individuation, identity and indeterminism. The conference will address the question from multiple perspectives including metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of physics (and QM in particular), with the aim of creating a dialogue across these differing perspectives. Venue: Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, Sala Napoleonica, Via Sant'Antonio 12.

June 10, 2022: Logical Form Workshop

Workshop with Alessandro Zucchi, Timothy Williamson, Andrea Iacona, Francesca Poggiolesi, and Manuel García-Carpintero. Room 113, Via Festa del Perdono 3, h. 10:30-17:45.

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