[spsp-members] Online talk by Kris McDaniel at USI, Lugano

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Kris McDaniel

‘Kantian Ontological Pluralism without Transcendental Idealism’

Wednesday 9 February 18:00 (CET)
The MAP (Master in Philosophy) at USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano) is pleased to announce the first talk of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia of 2022, ‘Kantian Ontological Pluralism without Transcendental Idealism’


The guest speaker is:

Kris McDaniel (University of Notre Dame)
The talk is chaired by:
Giovanni Merlo (University of Geneva)
Wednesday 9 February 18:00 (CET)
The talk will be held on Zoom, and it will also be streamed on USI Master in Philosophy Facebook page <http://www.facebook.com/usimap>.
To participate:
Please write an email to amm.map at usi.ch <mailto:amm.map at usi.ch> or send a message to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usimap <http://www.facebook.com/usimap>).
The Abstract of the Talk:
First, I will investigate whether a version of ontological pluralism that distinguishes between two modes of existence—empirical reality and transcendental reality—is aptly ascribed to Kant. I will argue that there are important similarities between Kant’s views and the views of some of his scholastic predecessors that provide some reason to think that it is. Second, although Kant holds that what is (merely) empirically real is in some way mind-dependent, I will argue that one can distinguish modes of existence in this way without embracing the claim that empirical reality is modally or essentially dependent on finite minds. Third, I investigate whether distinguishing between these two modes of existence suffices for satisfying the intuitions driving some of Kant’s foundational principles or appropriate analogues of them, even if (mere) empirical reality is not mind-dependent.

The talk is part of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia - a series of events organized by:
- Master in Philosophy at USI
- Ratio – Philosophical Association
- Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Lugano
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We look forward to your presence! Thank you.
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