The concluding conference „The Many What Ifs“ of the DFG research unit „What if?“ will take place at the University of Konstanz on October 11-13, 2018
Participation is free of charge; but registration is required. In order to register, please send an email (with your name and your affiliation) to themanywhatifs[AT]uni-konstanz[dot]de by September 20, 2018.
The interdisciplinary conference will feature six keynote talks as well as six collaborative talks by members of the research group, followed by a comment by an established researcher in the field.
The conference will start on Thursday, October 11 in the morning and end on Saturday, October 13 around noon.
Thursday, October 11 (Room: Senatssaal V 1001)
09.00 - 09.15 Wolfgang Spohn - Welcome and Introduction
09.15 - 10.45 Antje Rumberg (P7) & Sven Lauer (Associate)
What if, and when? Conditionals, Tense, and Branching Time
Comment: Stefan Kaufmann
11.00 - 12.00 Katrin Schulz
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Sabine Iatridou
What Non-Conditionals Can Tell Us about Conditionals
14.45 - 16.15 María Biezma (P8) & Arno Goebel (PZ)
Interpreting `if p, q’
Comment: Cleo Condoravdi
16.30 - 17.30 Sonja SmetsA Semantic Modal View on Ramsey’s Test
Friday, October 12 (Room: A 703)
09.15 - 10.45 Eric Raidl (P1) & Niels Olsen (Associate)
Ranking Theoretic Semantics for Conditionals
Comment: Franz Huber
11.00 - 12.00 Boris Kment
Why We Reason Counterfactually
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Georg Witte
Repetition as Intervention: Counterfactual Historical Novels as Fictitious
14.45 - 16.15 Daniel Dohrn (P3) & Brigitte Obermayr (P6)
Historical Counterfactuals in Literature and Philosophy
Comment: Dorothee Birke
16.30 - 17.30 Johannes RoesslerThe Role of Counterfactuals in Belief Understanding
Saturday, October 13 (Room: A 703)
09.30 - 11.00 Brian Leahy (P2) & Eva Rafetseder (Mercator Fellow)
On the Development of Counterfactual Reasoning
Comment: Josef Perner
11.15 - 12.45 Thomas Müller (P7) & Paul Ziche (Mercator Fellow)
Empiricist Necessity and Novel Objects: Moritz Pasch and Hans Vaihinger
Comment: Dirk Schlimm
The conference takes place at the University of Konstanz in rooms V 1001 (Thursday, October 11) and A 703 (Friday and Saturday, October 12-13).
Here you find information on getting to the university campus.