March 11th

Morning session

09.30-10.00 –  Greetings. Maurizio Ferraris (President of Labont and Deputy Rector, University of Turin), David Yates (University of Lisbon, PI of the project Emergence in the Natural Sciences)

10.00-10.45 –  Joel Walmsley (University College Cork),  British Emergentism Reconsidered

10.45 -11.15 – Coffee break

11.15-12.00 – David Yates (University of Lisbon), Positive vs. Negative Conceptions of Emergence

12.00-12.45 – Alfredo Paternoster (University of Bergamo), The Emergence of Emergentism in Cognitive Science


Afternoon session 

15.00-15.45 –Alessandro Bertinetto (University of Turin), Emergentism about art

15.45-16.30 – Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin), Why and How Something Emerges?

16.30-17.15 – Robert Clowes (NOVA University of Lisbon)Strong Agency and Emergence


March 12th

Morning session

10.00-10.45 – Karen Crowther (University of Geneva), As Below, So Before: Synchronic and Diachronic Conceptions of Spacetime Emergence

10.45-11.30 –Joao Cordovil and Gil C. Santos (University of Lisbon), OSR: Reductionism or Emergence?

11.30-12.00 – Coffee break

12.00-12.45 –Robin Hendry (Durham University), How (Some) Disciplines Emerge


Afternoon session

15.00-15.45 –Davide Vecchi (University of Lisbon) Diachronic Emergence and the Mechanistic Account of Developmental and Evolutionary Novelty

15.45-16.30 – Olivier Sartenaer (University of Cologne), Unorthodox Emergence

16.30-17.00 – Break

17.00-18.00 – Roundtable – The Meanings of “Emergence” in Philosophy and Science


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