From 5th to 6th September 2019, University Düsseldorf’s Haus der Universität will be hosting 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 features keynotes by Prof. Dr. Ruth Byrne (Trinity College Dublin), Dr. Dominic Gregory (Sheffield), and Dr. Margot Strohminger (Oxford) and 6 talks by early career researchers. See the programme for more information.

If you want to participate in the workshop, please register by sending a short mail to Paul Hasselkuß (dgwp [at] phil [dot] hhu [dot] de) indicating your name, affiliation and dietary preferences.


The workshop is organized by Till Gallasch (Würzburg), Paul Hasselkuß (Düsseldorf), Sara Ipakchi (Düsseldorf) and Jessica Struchhold (Duisburg-Essen). It is 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.