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Was the email list updated? I used to get a daily email, but I haven’t received one in months. This is by far my favorite blog.

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Well chosen, Dr Weinberg. I have wondered for some time whether ‘nous’ is the original of ‘nafs’ which, in nearly all the Middle Eastern languages has come to stand for ‘the slef’? Anyway, even though I’m not a professional – for I’ve started an MA degree at the age of 76! – I plan to follow your website hence. I was searching for comment on the Web on the late Derek Parfit when I discovered you. So, power to your elbows and may you prosper!
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HHazhir Teimourian
7 years ago

Sorry about the double H there. Does that count as a senior moment?

Hazhir Teimourian
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And I have just found another. I meant ‘self’, of course.

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Dr. Weinberg, you are doing a great service to the profession.Thank you very much. My worries about the profession lessen when i think about people like you. Please keep up the good work. All the best.

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Great blog! Thanks for maintaining this!

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Midterm Conference of the S.I.F.A. (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy)

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia, 2-3 December 2024


The deadline for submission is August 31st, 2024.



Keynote speakers:

·       Katharina Bauer (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
·       Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
·       Andrea Kern (University of Leipzig)


General Aim

The Conference aims to gather papers in all domains of analytic philosophy which are directly or indirectly related to Kant’s conception of orientation.




This conference aims to address the import and impact of Kant’s metaphor of orientation in analytic philosophy, with regard to epistemology, perception theory, cognition theory, moral
philosophy, theory of practical and moral reasoning, action theory, aesthetics, and history of analytic philosophy.


The Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy invites submitted symposia and papers for this meeting. Submissions will be blind-refereed and selected on the basis of quality and philosophical relevance.


Topics might include, but are not limited to:


§  Kant on orientation in (moral) thinking

§  The metaphor of orientation/disorientation

§  Orientation and disorientation in (moral, political) thinking

§  Orientation and disorientation in thinking

§  Orientation and disorientation in perception and self-perception

§  Orientation and disorientation in knowledge, and self-knowledge

§  Orientation and disorientation and mutual recognition

§  Orientation and disorientation and cognition

§  Orientation and disorientation and judgment

§  Orientation and disorientation and (shared, collective) action

§  Orientation and disorientation and (epistemic, moral, political) conflict

§  Orientation and disorientation and (epistemic, practical, moral, political) reasoning


Session Papers should not exceed a length of 25 minutes (about 12 double-spaced pages) for a total 60 minutes session.


Symposia are allocated a two-hour slot and consist of a set of 4 papers on a common theme.

Symposia organisers should submit an outline of the symposium along with a list of speakers and abstracts as a single document.

Please do not submit more than one PDF file per symposium.




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 max 300 words and (ii) a long abstract of max 1000 words, references included.

Long abstracts should clearly outline the main claims and the argument.

Participants can only send one contribution as first authors, but they can appear as second authors of other contributions.

Submissions should be sent to the following address:

[email protected]

The deadline for submission is August 31th, 2024. Notification of acceptance is expected by Nov. 1st, 2024.



Participation in the Conference is allowed only upon payment of the conference fee, by bank transfer to:

Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica

Cariparma Crédit-Agricole (via Armorari, 4 20123 Milano)

IBAN: IT07H0623001627000045841814

Ø  After completing the payment, please forward a pdf file containing payment confirmation to [email protected].

Early bird conference registration (by Nov 15th, 2024):

€ 105,00: faculty (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

€ 55,00: others (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

Late conference registration (after November 15th, 2024):

€ 125,00: faculty (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

€ 65,00: others (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)


Early bird registration will be open on October 15th, 2024.

Ø  Registration for Bachelor and Master Students: All Bachelor and Master students (Lauree Triennali & Magistrali) can attend the Conference by only paying the 2024/25 SIFA membership: €30

Ø  The conference fee does NOT cover the conference dinner.

Ø  Instructions for the registration to the conference dinner will be provided in due time.


• Deadline for submission: August 31st, 2024

• Notification of acceptance: Nov 1st, 2024

• Registration opens: October 15th, 2024

• Early registration by Nov 15th, 2024


Organizing Committee

Alberto Voltolini (President), Cristina Amoretti (Vice-president), Carla Bagnoli, Marta Benenti, Sofia Bonicalzi, Camilla Cadice, Damiano Canale, Massimo Dell’Utri, Filippo Ferrari, Mara Floris, Pietro Maffettone, Cristina Meini, Lorenzo Manera, Marco Mazzone, Luca Zanetti.


Malaguzzi International Centre, Viale Ramazzini, 72/A 42124 Reggio Emilia


All inquiries should be addressed to

[email protected]


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