CEU & LFUI Phi­lo­so­phy Sym­po­sium

  Friday, October 21, 2022

  09:15 a.m.

  Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Street 3, 6020 Innsbruck

  Register via (admission is free)

Friday, October 21, 2022



9:30 – 10:45

Session I

Prof. Maria Kronfeldner (CEU): Where’s the Line Between Legitimate Critique and Infringing Academic Freedom?

Prof. Anne Siegetsleitner (LFUI): Desire, Longing, Respect: A Philosophy of Love

Assoc. Prof. Mike Griffin (CEU): Descartes, God and Necessity

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:15

Session II

Prof. Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU): Rationalism about Laws of Nature

Assoc. Prof. Ulrich Metschl (LFUI): Consensual Group Decisions: Between Unanimity and Agreement

Ass.-Prof. Asya Passinsky (CEU): Cryptocurrency: Commodity or Credit?

12:15 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15

Session III

a.o. Prof. Peter Kügler (LFUI): Why the Experience of Temporal Passage is not an Illusion

Prof. Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU): The Principle of Non-Contradiction

Ass.-Prof. Jonas Pfister (LFUI): Critical Thinking, Autonomy and Education

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00

Session IV

Assoc. Prof. Simon Rippon (CEU): What's Wrong with Parfit's Agony Argument Against Subjectivism?

Assoc. Prof. Marie-Luisa Frick (LFUI): Mandatory Vaccination and Human Dignity

Ass. Prof. Cathy Mason (CEU): Iris Murdoch on Purpose and Play in Art and Ethics

17:00 – 17:15


17:15 – 18:25

PhD Session

Anna Weithaler (LFUI): Institutions of the Political: Cornelius Castoriadis´s Radical Democratic Republicanism

Yaren Duvarci (CEU): Is Libertarian Free Will Compatible with Physicalism?

Gernot Biermeier (LFUI): Mathematical Modelling: A New Perspective on the Application of Mathematics

Emanuele Tullio (CEU): From Persistence to Time and Back Again: Developing a Perdurantism-Based A-Theory 




Speakers Dinner

In 2020, after the Central European University (CEU) was forced out of Hungary and moved to Vienna, the idea was born to strengthen the academic ties between this renowned institution and the University of Innsbruck in the field of philosophy. The COVID pandemic, however, delayed any plans for collaborative scientific events. In 2022, we finally want to bring together philosophers from CEU Vienna and LFU Innsbruck to share their research and to get to know each other better. And, of course, to enjoy face-to-face discussions and unconstrained sociability.

This joint symposium will feature different philosophical strands and methodologies and provide insights into cutting-edge research in theoretical as well as practical philosophy. In 15 succinct presentations, faculty and PhD students from both institutions will “showcase” their recent work, promising stimulating debates and novel insights.

Admission is free. We kindly ask to register via

Registered guests will be informed in a timely manner about the COVID-measures that will then apply.


Marie-Luisa Frick, Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

Katalin Farkas, Department of Philosophy, CEU Vienna  

Kindly supported by

Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck

CEU Vienna

The Region of Tyrol

Office of the Vice Rector for Research, University of Innsbruck

Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

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