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 will feature keynotes by Ruth Byrne (Dublin), Dominic Gregory (Sheffield), and Margot Strohminger (Oxford) as well as 10 talks by early career researchers. If you’d like to participate, see our Call for Abstracts for information on requirements, deadlines and founding.

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).

The website of 2018’s workshop can be found here.