10:30 AM10:30

Imagination Workshop at the University of Milan

What Is the Imagination?

Imagination is as fascinating as it is tricky to characterise. When we imagine, we form particular kinds of mental representations that are variously related to – although also different from – a number of other representations, such as beliefs, percepts, and memories, as well as desires, hopes, and expectations. How are imaginings connected to – and yet distinct from – all these other representations? Is there any unity in our heterogenous uses of the word ‘imagination’, or do they range over a variety of different states, capacities, and activities? What, in other words, does imagination amount to?


15.00-16.30 Greg Currie (York)

Discussant: Andrea Raimondi (Turin)

16.30-16.40 Break

16.40-18.10 Nick Wiltsher (Antwerp)

Discussant: Marta Benenti (Turin)


Aula Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122, Milano.


Anna Ichino, Elisa Paganini, Paolo Spinicci.

Attendance is free and open to all. No registration is required.

For info, please contact: anna.ichino@unimi.it

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to Nov 7

Belief, Imagination, and Delusion

European Research Institute
University of Birmingham

This conference aims to bring together researchers interested in the nature of belief, imagination, and delusion formation, to reflect on how these areas might interact. The conference will have three distinct streams, with researchers working on the nature of belief or imagination being presented with delusions as a case study against which to reflect on their views. Delusions presented as a test case to belief and imagination theorists would provide a context in which these theorists can reflect on whether to claim delusions as within the scope of their theories, or not.  Researchers in the delusion formation stream will be asked to reflect on accounts of the nature of belief and imagination, and how those fit with models of delusion formation.

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to Jul 6

Imagination, Simulation, and the Self

Tufts University, July 5-6

This conference investigates imagination and other counterfactual attitudes from perspectives in philosophy of mind, linguistics, and cognitive science. The central focus will be on how the self is represented in imagination, simulation, and dreaming, as well as the role that such representations play in empathy and understanding.   

Attendance is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To register, please email Irmina Zborowska at irmina.zborowska@abdn.ac.uk

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10:00 AM10:00

Imagination Workshop at the University of Sheffield

An interdisciplinary day exploring the nature of imagination and its role in research and learning. The day will consist of reading group sessions with a main focus on philosophy but spanning across other research areas such as art, history, psychology and literature. Each session will start with a 10 minute response to the paper from a participant. 

We welcome researchers, artists, staff, postgraduates and undergraduates to attend in a safe environment where everyone can feel comfortable contributing to the discussion. 

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to Mar 30



March 26-31, 2018 will take place in Rio de Janeiro the 37th edition of the ASPLF Congress

ASPLF means  Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française

The congress of the ASPLF is organized every two years in a different country. It is a congress of philosophy where all the lectures are in French.  For each edition there is a specific topic.

For the next edition the topic is:  L'IMAGINATION

There are 12 invited talks by speakers from 11 different countries

Contributing speakers are also welcome.

Send a one page abstract by September 15

Get more information here: http://www.imagination2018.fr/

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