University of Trento

Trento workshop on Philosophy 2003:

Logic in Philosophy

Rovereto (TN, Italy), March 13 and 14, 2003

The University of Trento, Italy, will hold its first International Philosophy Workshop on March 13 and 14, 2003. This year, the general topic will be Logic in Philosophy. The workshop will be held at the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory in Rovereto, a small town some 15 miles from Trento.

Preliminary Program

March 13, 2003
10:00-10:30Welcome and introduction
10:30-12.30 Logic and the Philosophy of Natural Sciences
Speaker: Bas van Fraassen (Princeton University)
Discussant: Roger A. Young (University of Dundee)
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Logic and the Philosophy of Social Sciences
Speaker: Cristina Bicchieri (Carnegie Mellon University)
Discussant: J. McKenzie Alexander (London School of Economics and Political Science)
16:00-16:30Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Logic and Ethics
Speaker: Krister Segerberg (Uppsala University)
Discussant: Hans Rott (University of Regensburg)
March 14, 2003
10:00-12:00 Logic and Metaphysics

Speaker: Achille Varzi (Columbia University)
Discussant: Ermanno Bencivenga (University of California, Irvine)

12:00-13:30Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Logic and Decision Making

Speaker: Eldar Shafir (Princeton University)
Discussant: Nicolao Bonini (University of Trento)


Organizing committee

Paolo Bouquet (University of Trento)
Matteo Motterlini (University of Trento)

Scientific consultants

Ermanno Bencivenga (UC, Irvine)
Achille Varzi (Columbia University)


Comune di Rovereto
Society for Exact Philosophy
Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica
Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze (SILFS)


The workshop will be held at the Laboratory of Cognitive Science of the University of Trento, located in the old Palazzo Todeschi, at the following address:
Palazzo Todeschi
via Tartarotti 7
Rovereto (Trento), Italy
For local information, please call +39-0464-483515.


Participation to the workshop is free, and includes the attendance at the sessions and coffee breaks. For organizational purposes, we only require that prospect participants contact the Ufficio Convegni of the University of Trento and communicate their intention to attend the workshop. Please send an email to with your personal data as reported below (* means VERY important):

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