Truth in Evaluation
Mid-TermÂ Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy – 30 Years of SIFA (1992-2022)
26-28 September 2022, Alghero (University of Sassari)
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy), the mid-term conference on Truth in Evaluation will be jointly organized with the University of Sassari and Fondazione di Sardegna.
We are planning for this to be an in-person conference, but we will monitor the development of the pandemic, and more reliable information will be provided in the upcoming months about whether to continue with an in-person conference or to pursue alternative arrangements. All queries should be emailed toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Alghero is on the Western seaboard of Sardinia and can be most easily reached by air from Rome, Milan and Naples.
Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
- Practical Truth: A Constructivist Problem
Julian Dodd (University of Leeds)
- The Identity Theory of Truth Revisited
Douglas Edwards (Utica College)
- Institutional Truth and Political Reform
David Enoch (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Backgrounding Agent-Relativity
Will Gamester (University of Leeds)
- Expressivism, Indeterminacy, and Truth
Teresa Marques (University of Barcelona)
- Talking of Beauty: Shared Appreciation, Yes. Communitarian, Not Quite
Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)
- Truth in the Domain of Values
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Waikato)
- Relativism, Taste Discourse, and Retraction: a Reassessment
Early registration will be open on: 1 July, 2022. Conference fee includes: registration, conference materials, and coffee breaks.
Please notice that the exact venue of the conference is:
- Dipartimento di Architettura, Design e Urbanistica, Complesso di S. Chiara, Bastioni Pigafetta – 07041 Alghero (SS)
If you wish to take part in the seafood-based Conference Dinner on September 27 at 8:30 p.m. at restaurant Movida. You can make reservations by sending an email to email@example.com by July 15 and let us know about allergies or dietary restrictions. The dinner will cost â‚¬35.00 per person. (Note that the conference registration fee does not include the conference dinner.)
In-person participation in the conference is subject to the following registration fee.
If paid BY (including) 20 August, 2022:
- Faculty: Euro 50,00
- Others: Euro 25,00
If paid AFTER 20 August, 2022:
- Faculty: Euro 70,00
- Others: Euro 35,00
NB: In order to take part in the Conference, SIFA members should have paid the 2022 subscription. In case you havenâ€™t already paid, you can do so at this link.
If the Conference is held only online because of the pandemic situation, no fee will be payable, but participants should register as members of the SIFA.
Nicola Angius, Fabio Bacchini, Carla Bagnoli, Michele Bocchiola, Sofia Bonicalzi, Stefano Caputo, Massimiliano Carrara, Massimo Dellâ€™Utri, Filippo Ferrari, Cristina Meini, Sebastiano Moruzzi, Alberto Mura, Elena Nulvesu, Pietro Perconti, Pietro Salis, Giovanni Tuzet, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza, Giorgio Volpe, Luca Zanetti.
Fabio Bacchini, Marta Benenti, Michele Bocchiola, Sofia Bonicalzi, Stefano Caputo, Massimo Dellâ€™Utri, Emiliano Loria, Cristina Meini, Pietro Salis, Giovanni Tuzet, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza, Luca Zanetti.
10:10-11:20 Keynote speaker 1
11:20-11:50 Coffee Break
11:50-12:30 Talks 1-4
12:30-13:10 Talks 5-8
15:30-16:40 Keynote speaker 2
16:40-17:20 Talks 9-12
17:20-17:50 Coffee Break
17:50-19:30 SIFA General Assembly
9:00-10:10 Keynote speaker 3
10:10-10:50 Talks 13-16
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:00 Talks 17-20
12:00-13:10 Keynote speaker 4
15:30-16:40 Keynote speaker 5
16:40-17:20 Talks 21-24
17:20-17:50 Coffee Break
17:50-18:30 Talks 25-28
18:30-19:40 Keynote speaker 6
20:30 Conference Dinner
9:00-10:10 Keynote speaker 7
10:10-10:50 Talks 29-32
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:00 Talks 33-36
12:00-13:10 Keynote speaker 8
Alghero is a popular destination and finding accommodation is not always easy. We recommend that you arrange your stay as soon as possible using Airbnb, Booking or similar websites.
For those who wish to do so, we have an agreement with the Hotel La Margherita, 8-10 minute walk from the conference venue.
Special rates for conference participants are:
- â‚¬ 55.00 the double room for single use, breakfast included
- â‚¬ 70.00 the double room;
- â‚¬ 85.00 the triple room;
When you make your reservation, simply mention that you are a participant in the conference organized at the “Dipartimento di Architettura” (this is the magic word, there is no point in using the acronym SIFA!).
Our suggestion is to hurry even if you opt for this arrangement!
General information for travelling to Alghero
The Alghero/Fertilia airport is the closest (just 10 km far from the city centre) and by far the most comfortable destination for travelling to Alghero. The airport is connected by public transport buses to the Alghero centre with a travel time of about 20 minutes. Timetables are available at this link and an automatic ticket machine is in the terminal hall (ticket price: 1.30 euros).
It is possible to hire a taxi to reach the city (the price is around 20.00/25.00 euros and the travel time around 10/12 minutes). It is also possible to rent a car at the airport. The rental companies are located just outside the Arrivals hall. Their car parks are near the Terminal. Additional information can be found here.
The other airports in the island are Olbia and Cagliari (140 Km and 230 Km far from Alghero respectively).
If you fly to Olbia, you need to take a train or a bus to Sassari and then another train or a bus to Alghero.
- by train: you can reach the Olbia train station by taking the buses number 2 or 10 from the airport (timetable and ticket information here. The bus stop is located outside the airport, just 50 meters away from the arrivals. Information on trains to Sassari (travel time of about 2 hours) can be found at this link. Once in Sassari you can take a train to Alghero (travel time of about 35 minutes; timetable at this link;
- by bus: there is a seasonal bus service that connects Olbia airport with Alghero (travel time: about 1 hour and a half), more information can be found at this link.
If you fly to Cagliari the best option is to take a train to Sassari directly from the Elmas airport railway station (travel time: around 3 hours). The airport train station is just a 5 minutesâ€™ walk from the air terminal. For information on timetables, fares and further details, please contact Trenitalia at the Italian toll number 89 20 21 or visit Trenitalia website. Once in Sassari you can follow the previous instructions to take a train to Alghero.
There is also the possibility to come to Sardinia by boat, but it is advisable only if you arrive with your own car. The best option is to arrive in Porto Torres, which is just 40 Km far from Alghero. Two shipping companies dock in Porto Torres: Tirrenia and Grimaldi.
The other Sardinian ports are Olbia, Golfo Aranci or Cagliari.