From 5th to 6th September 2019, University Düsseldorf’s Haus der Universität hosted the 2nd Düsseldorf Graduate Workshop for Philosophy on imagination, impossibilities and counterfactual reasoning, discussing questions like the following: How do people imagine alternatives to reality? What role plays imagination in counterfactual reasoning? Is imagination a guide to possibility? Can we imagine impossibilities? What is the relationship between imagination and other mental states?


The workshop featured keynotes by Dr. Dominic Gregory (Sheffield), Dr. Margot Strohminger (Oxford) and 6 talks by early career researchers. See the programme for more information.


The workshop was organized by Till Gallasch (Würzburg), Paul Hasselkuß (Düsseldorf), Sara Ipakchi (Düsseldorf) and Jessica Struchhold (Duisburg-Essen). It was generously supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Heinrich Heine University, the German Society for Analytic Philosophy, and by Markus Schrenk (Düsseldorf) of the DFG Research Group Inductive Metaphysics (FOR2495).

Participants of the 2nd Düsseldorf Graduate Workshop for Philosophy.