IV BLASCO DISPUTATIO: THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF MODALITY. Does modal knowledge depend on knowledge of essence? (VALENCIA, JUNE 30-JULY 1, 2022)

Blasco Disputatio is a periodical workshop designed to promote the discussion on topics in epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. Each edition of this workshop focuses on a particular issue to be disputed by two invited speakers that will defend divergent, if not opposing, views. A call for papers will be made for contributions that will explore further aspects of the topic.

Recent debates in the epistemology of modality are increasingly focused on the issue of epistemic priority.  At an ontological level, a widely accepted view is that essence is prior to necessity, and then possibility is seen as what is allowed by the essences. The corresponding epistemological question—namely, whether knowledge of essence (and necessity) is prior to knowledge of possibility—is a lot more controversial and the contemporary literature is fiercely divided about it. In the 2022 Blasco Disputatio, Michael Wallner and Sonia Roca-Royes will argue for their differing views on the matter. The workshop will also be open to discussing any related issues on the epistemology of modality. As in previous editions of the workshop, the invited papers, together with a selection of the submitted papers, will be considered for publication on a special issue of the journal Disputatio.

Programme: download in pdf

Venue: Facultat de Filosofia i CCEE, Universitat de València. Av. Blasco Ibañez, 30, 46010, València. Saló de Graus

Invited speakers: Sonia Roca-Royes (University of Stirling), Michael Wallner (University of Graz)

Call for papers: We invite submissions on any aspect of the debate on the epistemology of modality. Authors should submit full papers (5000 words) or extended abstracts (2000 words) by March 13, 2022. Submissions should be sent to blascodisputatio@gmail.com. Download in pdf.

Scientific Committee: Sonia Roca-Royes (University of Stirling), Michael Wallner (University of Graz), Pablo Rychter (UV), Jordi Valor (UV)

Organizers: Jordi Valor (University of Valencia), Pablo Rychter (University of Valencia), Valen Simpson (University of Valencia)

Sponsors: Spanish Research Council, via the research project ELIMINATIVISM, FICTIONALISM, AND EXPRESSIVISM. The possibility of a negative metaphysical verdict about a discourse D. PID2019-106420GA-I00

Contact: blascodisputatio@gmail.com

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