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    Reasons, Causes, and Moral Agents - Act 4: Prof. Sebastiano Ghisu

    The Roots of the Modern Conception of Possibility
    Date: 03/21/2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Category: Vorlesung
    Location: Residenzplatz 2 (Residenz), Raum 3.38
    Organizer: Praktische Gründe vor Kant (1720-1780) Emmy Noether-Gruppe, Institut für Philosophie
    Speaker: Prof. Sebastiano Ghisu

    "Reasons, causes, and moral agents" is an invited speaker series to be held at the University of Würzburg. On the 21st of March 2023, Professor Sebastiano Ghisu will give a presentation on the topic "The Roots of the Modern Conception of Possibility".

    "Reasons, causes, and moral agents" is an invited speaker series to be held at the Universität Würzburg at various dates in 2022 and 2023. The guiding purpose of the series is, in short, to consider different approaches to the titular themes over a broad timeframe. This theme can be restated as: kinds of reasons and causes that are involved in making possible or bringing about our choices and activities, most specifically in the area of morality, though not exclusively.

    Professor Sebastiano Ghisu is Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Sassari on Sardinia. He has published widely across a host of aspects in philosophy from medieval up to contemporary, including in Scotus, Spinoza, Kant, Lichtenberg, and Hegel. He has teaching interests in the history of modern and contemporary philosophy, the history of ideas, and philosophical anthropology. Today, he will trace for us the foundations and development of the modern notion of possibility; central to understanding manifold aspects of historical and contemporary philosophy and science generally, but perhaps most important for our purposes; it is central to the understanding of human agency.

    This talk will be held in English. We very much look forward to seeing you there.

    Location: Residenzplatz 2 (Residenz), Room 3.38


    For any question, contact either alicia.aktas@stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de or  gareth.paterson@uni-wuerzburg.de