15th Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy – SIFA

Call for Abstracts

Who is Afraid of Philosophy?

New Challenges for Contemporary Society

 15th Conference of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA)

September 7-9, 2023

University of Eastern Piedmont
Palazzo Borsalino, via Cavour 84, Alessandria, Italy

 

The Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA) is pleased to invite submissions for its 15th Conference “Who is Afraid of Philosophy? New Challenges for Contemporary Society”, to be held in Alessandria, Italy, on 7-9 September 2023. The Conference, which will feature contributed talks and special topic symposia, is open to all topics and themes in the analytic tradition.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

  • Ophelia Deroy (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • John DuprĂ© (University of Exeter)
  • Elisabetta Galeotti (University of Eastern Piedmont; lecture sponsored by Politeia)
  • Christian List (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Aesthetics: John Kulvicki (Dartmouth College)
  • Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Roman Frigg (LSE)
  • History of Philosophy: Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University)
  • Metaphysics: Jeroen Smid (University of Amsterdam; sponsored by the Catholic University of Milan)
  • Moral Philosophy: Hanno Sauer (Utrecht University)
  • Philosophy of Action: Lucy O’Brien (University College London)
  • Philosophy of Language: Laura Caponetto (University of Cambridge)
  • Social Epistemology: Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick; sponsored by ECSE – ww.socialethics.eu)
  • FilMat Symposium on Formal Methods: Greg Restall (University of St Andrews) [TBC]
    Special Topic Symposium “Law and Philosophy”: Patricia Mindus (Uppsala University)

Contributions are welcome for the following parallel sessions:

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Epistemology
  3. History of Philosophy
  4. Logic and Philosophy of Science
  5. Metaphysics
  6. Moral Philosophy
  7. Philosophy of Action
  8. Philosophy of Language
  9. Philosophy of Law
  10. Philosophy of Mind
  11. Philosophy of Religion
  12. Political Philosophy

Submissions on cutting-edge topics, such as climate change, misinformation, gender and intergenerational equality, ethical and social implications of new technologies, are particularly welcome.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

All submissions will be blind-reviewed. The selection process will focus on quality and philosophical significance. Abstracts must be written in English, submitted as pdf files, and prepared for blind review. Please submit (i) a short abstract of no more than 300 words and (ii) a long abstract of no more than 1000 words, references included.

These documents should be fully anonymized and contain the title of the talk and a clear indication of the preferred parallel session. Long abstracts should clearly outline not only the thesis that will be defended, but also the author’s intended argument.

Participants can only send one contribution as first authors, but they can appear as second authors of other contributions. Submission is made through EasyChair at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sifa23. Please select one relevant parallel session (track) and do NOT select the “General” track unless you could not find any suitable parallel session. The long abstract should be uploaded in the field “Paper”.

The deadline for submission is April 23, 2023. Notification of acceptance is expected by June 15, 2023.

YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZES

Up to six SIFA bursaries of 250 euros each will be awarded to young scholars on the basis of the quality of the long abstracts. Bachelor, Master and PhD students, as well as young scholars (max. 5 years from PhD award) not permanently affiliated to higher education institutions, are eligible for the prize. To compete for the prize, (i) add “SIFA Young Scholar Prize” to the title of your abstract and (ii) send a short CV to sifaconference2023@gmail.com—please write “SIFA YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZE” in the subject-line of your email.

CHILDCARE

Childcare facilities will be provided. Those who are interested should send an email—containing “SIFA CHILDCARE” in the subject-line—to sifaconference2023@gmail.com by August 1, 2023. Please note that the service will not be launched unless the required minimum number of children is reached.

REGISTRATION

Participation in the Conference is allowed only upon payment of the following two fees:

(i) the 2023 SIFA membership fee: http://www.sifa.unige.it/?page_id=28&english=1.

(Please note that, as a result of the implementation of the new tax legislation, the fee will expire on September 30th.)

(ii) the conference fee, by bank transfer:

  • SocietĂ  Italiana di Filosofia AnaliticaCariparma CrĂ©dit-Agricole (via Armorari, 4 20123 Milano)IBAN: IT07H0623001627000045841814

After completing the payment, please forward a pdf file containing payment confirmation to sifaconference2023@gmail.com.

Early bird conference registration (by August 1, 2023):

  • € 55,00: faculty
  • € 30,00: others

Late conference registration (after August 1, 2023):

  • € 75,00: faculty
  • € 40,00: others

Early bird registration will be open on July 1, 2023.

[NEW] Registration for Bachelor and Master Students: All Bachelor and Master students (studenti triennali e magistrali) can attend the Conference by only paying the 2023 SIFA membership. No conference fee will be required.

Nota Bene: The conference fee does not cover the conference dinner. Instructions for the registration to the conference dinner will be provided in due time.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submission: April 23, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2023
  • Registration opens: July 1, 2023
  • Deadline childcare request: August 1, 2023
  • Early registration deadline: August 1, 2023

INFORMATION

All inquiries should be addressed to sifaconference2023@gmail.com.

HOW TO GET TO ALESSANDRIA?

Arriving by train and from the nearest airports

The conference venue is situated in a walking distance (10 mins) from Alessandria train station, which is connected to Milano, Torino and Genova train stations.

  • From Milano Malpensa Airport: take a bus or train connection (Malpensa Express trains) to Milano Centrale train station. There, take a regional train to Alessandria (direct connections every two hours, travel time 1h35 mins. Alternative solutions involve a train change in Tortona or Voghera train stations).
  • From Milano Bergamo Airport: take a bus connection to Milano Centrale train station. There, take a regional train to Alessandria (direct connections every two hours, travel time 1h35 minsAlternative solutions involve a train change in Tortona or Voghera train stations)
  • From Torino Caselle Airport: take a bus connection to Torino Porta Nuova train station. There, take a Intercity train or regional train to Alessandria (regional trains heading to Genova stop in Alessandria. Direct connections every hour, travel time 59 mins).
  • From Genova Airport: take a bus or train connection to Genova Piazza Principe train station. There, take a Intercity train or a regional train to Alessandria (regional trains heading to Torino stop in Alessandria. Direct regional connections every one or two hours, travel time 56 mins).

Arriving by car

  • From Torino: take the A21 highway, direction “Piacenza”. Take the exit “Alessandria Ovest”.
  • From Milano: take the A7 highway, direction “Genova”. Take the A21 exit, follow the direction “Torino”. Take the exit “Alessandria Est”.
  • From Genova: take the A26 highway, direction “Alessandria”. Take the exit “Alessandria Sud”. Alternatively, you can take the A7 highway, direction “Milano”, then take the A21 exit, follow the direction “Torino”. Take the exit “Alessandria Est”.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Camilla Barbieri (University of Eastern Piedmont), Marta Benenti (University of Eastern Piedmont), Margherita Benzi (University of Eastern Piedmont), Enrico Biale (University of Eastern Piedmont), Michele Bocchiola (Université de Genève), Sofia Bonicalzi (University Roma Tre), Massimiliano Carrara (University of Padua), Carlo Burelli (University of Eastern Piedmont), Ciro De Florio (Catholic University of Milan), Massimo Dell’Utri (University of Sassari), Samuele Iaquinto (University of Eastern Piedmont), Antonio Lizzadri (Catholic University of Milan), Emiliano Loria (University of Eastern Piedmont), Cristina Meini (University of Eastern Piedmont), Davide Pala (University of Eastern Piedmont), Pietro Perconti (University of Messina), Martina Rosola (University of Eastern Piedmont), Pietro Salis (University of Cagliari), Laura Santi Amantini (University of Eastern Piedmont), Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University), Maria Silvia Vaccarezza (University of Genoa), Luca Zanetti (IUSS Pavia), Gloria Zuccarelli (University of Eastern Piedmont).