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22-23 maggio 2023: Rules, Norms, and Reasons 2: The Metaphysics of Normativity. Old Answers to New Questions

Giorgione, The Three Philosophers

International Workshop

Rules, Norms, and Reasons 2 - The Metaphysics of Normativity: Old Answers to New Questions

May 22nd-23rd, 2023

Aula Crociera Alta di Studi Umanistici, Cortile Ghiacciaia, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, Milano.


What is the nature of normativity? What is the relation between normative facts, e.g. moral facts, and non-normative facts, e.g. facts about our psychology? Can normative facts be reduced to non-normative facts? Do they supervene on them? Does the non-normative ground the normative? These are all questions in the metaphysics of normativity, and this workshop wants to discuss them with an eye to the philosophical tradition - since we believe that the philosophical tradition can not only help us to answer such questions, but also to rethink some of the unquestioned assumptions of the relevant debates.The workshop is the second in a series of workshops on the nature of normativity hosted by the Piero Martinetti Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan, and it will be held on May 22-23, 2023. The website of the first workshop is here. Invited SpeakersCarla Bagnoli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Terence Cuneo (University of Vermont), Kenneth Walden (Darthmouth College).

Invited Speakers

Carla Bagnoli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Terence Cuneo (University of Vermont), Kenneth Walden (Darthmouth College).


May 22nd, morning

10:00-11:15 Carla Bagnoli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Embodied Constitutivism: Hope and the Efficacy of Practical Reason

11:20-12:35 Jeremy Fix (Oxford University), The Generality of Normative Thought

May 22nd, afternoon

14:15-15:30 Evgenia Mylonaki (University of Patras), Naïve and Sophisticated Constitutivism

15:35-16:50 Kenneth Walden (Dartmouth), Normative Creation and the Concept of Genius

May 23rd, morning

10:00-11:15 Pietro Salis (Università degli Studi di Cagliari), Turner's Argument and the Normativity of Belief

11:20-12:35 Achim Vesper (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main), Deliberative Indispensability and Quasi-Realism

May 23rd, afternoon

14:15-15:30 Laura Engel (University of Minnesota-Duluth), Constructivism, Absolutism, and Collective Reasons Internalism

15:35-16:50 Terence Cuneo (University of Vermont), Moral Stance-Independence

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held in English.

It will be possible to access the meeting until all places are filled.

Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences and to students of the Doctoral School “The Human Mind and its Explanations: Language, Brain, and Reasoning”.


Stefano Bacin (Università degli Studi di Milano), Andrea Guardo (Università degli Studi di Milano).

Website of the Workshop

23 maggio 2023
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