Half-Day Workshop – 20 April 2016

16:00-19:00, IRH-ICUB (Dimitrie Brandza Str. 1)

Workshop (1/2 day) organized by Iulian Toader (IRH-ICUB). Invited speakers: Andrew Irvine (University of British Columbia), Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest).

This is a workshop in theoretical philosophy, focused on recent debates in the metaphysics of modality. The talks will discuss the metaphysical significance of several systems of modal logic, and in particular the system S7, rather than the more widely accepted systems S4 and S5, as well as the more general relevance of modal logic in the analytic-metaphysical debate between various possibilist and actualist positions about modality. Recommended readings include: Andrew D. Irvine, “S7” in Journal of Applied Logic, 11, 523-539, 2013; and Christopher Menzel, “Actualism”, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


Andrew D. Irvine (University of British Columbia) A Theory of Logical Possibility

Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest) Remarks on Modal Actualism.