Saturday, 7 March 2009

SOPHA: International congress

The "Société de Philosophie Analytique" (SOPHA) organises an international congress every three years. This year, the congress will be held for the first time in Switzerland.

The official languages of the congress are English and French.

More information: click here.

Université de Genève, 2-5 September

Organising committee

The SOPHA 2009 is organised by the following committee : Philipp Keller (Genève) [coordinator], Fabrice Correia (Genève), Michael Esfeld (Lausanne), Richard Glauser (Neuchâtel), Kevin Mulligan (Genève), Martine Nida-Rümelin (Fribourg), Alexandrine Schniewind (Lausanne), Gianfranco Soldati (Fribourg), Daniel Schulthess (Neuchâtel), Jiri Benovsky (Fribourg), Marc-André Weber (Neuchâtel), Alain Zysset (Lausanne)

SOPHA 2009 is organised in close collaboration with the commitee of the SOPHA : Mélika Ouelbani (Univ. Tunis, présidente), Michael Esfeld (Lausanne, vice-président), Françoise Longy (Paris, trésorière), Alain Voizard (Montréal, trésorier), Paul Egré (Institut J.Nicod), Philipp Keller (Genève), Max Kistler (Paris), François Lepage (Montréal), Pascal Ludwig (Paris), Frédéric Pascal (Paris), Gianfranco Soldati (Fribourg).

Local organising committee: Philipp Keller, David Furrer, Loriane Morand

Invited speakers and symposia

There are four invited speakers, one of which is the dialectica lecture:

  • Christine Tappolet, Montréal
  • François Clémentz, Aix-en-Provence
  • Jérôme Dokic, Jean Nicod
  • Penelope Mackie, Nottingham (dialectica lecturer)

There are four invited symposia:

  • Logic and Philosophy [organisers: Fabrice Correia, Philipp Keller] with Paul Egré, Benjamin Spector and Dennis Bonnay
  • Political Philosophy [organisers: Kevin Mulligan, Philipp Keller] with Soumaya Mestiri, Ridha Chennoufi, Mounir Kchaou and Francis Cheneval
  • Dispositions [organiser: Michael Esfeld] with Claudine Tiercelin, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer and Max Kistler
  • Rationality and Norms [organiser: Pascal Engel, with Daniel Laurier, Gianfranco Soldati, NN and NN

Parallel sessions

There are 20 slots for parallel sessions (40 minutes, including discussion), in the following sections:

  • metaphysics
  • epistemology
  • language/logic
  • mind
  • philosophy of science
  • applied ethics, political and social philosophy
  • normative and meta-ethics, action and decision theory
  • aesthetics and philosophy of religion
  • history of philosophy

Selection committees for contributed papers

  • metaphysics: François Clementz, Philipp Keller, Friederike Moltmann, Frédéric Nef, Cyrille Michon, Joëlle Proust
  • epistemology: Yves Bouchard, Pascal Engel
  • language/logic: Fabrice Correia, François Lepage, Pascal Ludwig
  • mind: Filip Buekens, Jérôme Dokic, Luc Faucher, Pierre Poirier, Gianfranco Soldati
  • philosophy of science: Michael Esfeld, Max Kistler, Thierry Martin, Christian Sachse
  • applied ethics, political and social philosophy: Bernard Bärtschi, Ruwen Ogien, Christine Tappolet
  • normative and meta-ethics, action, decision: Daniel Schulthess
  • aesthetics, philosophy of religion: Roger Pouivet
  • history of philosophy: Alexandrine Schniewind

Call for Papers: Deadline 1st of May 2009

The Call for Papers is now open. Please go to our online submission site to submit a 250-word abstract and a one-page summary (presenting the main argument).

Decisions on whether papers have been accepted will be made by the end of May 2009.

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