The Program

Monday, 26th March

  • 09:00 – 09:15
    IntroductionMarkus Gabriel, University of Bonn
  • Moderation: Markus Gabriel
  • 09:15 – 10:30
    The Unity of Reality. Why We Live in One World at MostJohn R. Searle, University of California, Berkeley
  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Knowledge and the Possibility of ErrorAndrea Kern, University of Leipzig
  • 11:30 – 11:45
    Coffee Break
  • 11:45 – 12:45
    The Reach of RealismAkeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, New York
  • 12:45 – 14:30
    Lunch Break
  • Moderation: Andreas Speer
  • 14:30 – 15:30
    Analyses of Legal Cultures as New Legal RealismWerner Gephart, University of Bonn
  • 15:30 – 15:45
    Coffee Break
  • 15:45 – 16:45
    A Realistic Concept of Knowledge. Hegel’s Overcoming of Skepticism and Subjective IdealismPirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, University of Leipzig

Tuesday, 27th March

  • Moderation: Christoph Horn
  • 09:00 – 10:00
    The Pluralistic Universe of Innocent RealismSusan Haack, University of Miami
  • 10:00 – 11:00
    Minimal RealismDiego Marconi, University of Turin
  • 11:00 – 11:15
    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15
    For Reality’s Sake: Teleological Suspensions of Disciplinary DecadenceLewis Gordon, Temple University Philadelphia
  • 12:15 – 14:15
    Lunch Break
  • Moderation: Louis Assier-Andrieu
  • 14:15 – 15:15
    Naturalism and Moral RealismDieter Sturma, University of Bonn
  • 15:15 – 16:15
    What is New in New Realism?Maurizio Ferraris, University of Turin
  • 16:15 – 16:30
    Coffee Break
  • 16:30 – 17:30
    Real InstitutionPetar Bojanić, Jovan Babić, University of Belgrade

Wednesday, 28th March

  • Moderation: Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer
  • 09:00 – 10:00
    Realism and RelativismPaul Boghossian, New York University
  • 10:00 – 11:00
    Ontological Realism, Meta-Metaphysical Nihilism, and the Argument from FacticityMarkus Gabriel, University of Bonn
  • 11:00 – 11:15
    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15
    Scientific Realism and Common Sense RealismMario De Caro, Roma Tre University
  • 12:15 – 14:15
    Lunch Break
  • Moderation: Theo Kobusch
  • 14:15 – 15:15
    Overcoming Naturalism: Toward a New Realism in Abstract Art?Stefano Poggi, University of Florence
  • 15:15 – 15:30
    Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 16:45
    Why Realism MattersHilary Putnam, Harvard University
    (via video conference)