Ontological Proofs Today

6-8. September 2011,

University of Casimir the Great in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

 

Chief of Scientific Committee

prof. Mirosław Szatkowski, Department of Philosophy, University of Casimir the Great in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Contact: misza@gmx.de

Members of Scientific Committee

  • prof. Anthony C. Anderson, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
  • prof. Jonathan E. Lowe, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • prof. Dariusz Łukasiewicz, Department of Philosophy, University of Casimir the Great in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • prof. Richard G. Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, England
  • prof. Daniel von Wachter, Department of Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Conference Program

 

 

9h45-10h00 Registration and Opening Address

Chair: Jonathan E. Lowe

• 10h00-10h45 Richard Swinburne, (Oxford University, UK): What kind of necessary being could God be?

• 10h45-11h30 William J. Wainwright, (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA): Assessing ontological arguments

• 11h30-12h15 Mirosław Szatkowski (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland): A characterization of Anderson-like ontological proofs from semantical and ontological points of view.

 

Coffee break: 12h15-12h30

 

Chair: Richard Swinburne

• 12h30-13h15 Kordula Świętorzecka, (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland): Kurt Goedel’s “Ontologischer Beweis”. Its interpretation not restricted to possible worlds with constant domains

• 13h15-14h00 Stamatios Gerogiorgakis (Universität Erfurt, Germany): Does the kind of necessity which is represented by S5 capture the notion of the necessary being? Lunch: 14h00-15h00

Chair: Jan Hauska

• 15h00-15h45 Daniel von Wachter, (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile): If God’s existence is logically necessary, then it is not necessary

• 15h45-16h30 Maciej Nowicki (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń Poland): Anselm’s proof is not ontological

Tea Time: 16h30-17h00

Conference Dinner: 19h30, Ostromecko Palace (ZESPÓŁ PAŁACOWO PARKOWY W OSTROMECKU, ul. Bydgoska 9 ) September 7,

 

Wednesday, Ostromecko Palace

Chair: Kordula Świętorzecka

• 9h45-10h30 Jonathan E. Lowe (Durham University, UK): A new modal version of the ontological argument

• 10h30-11h15 Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham, UK): A systematic modeling of Anselmian theism

• 11h15-12h00 Uwe Meixner, (University of Augsburg, Germany): First causes Coffee break: 12h00-12h30

 

Chair: Dariusz Łukasiewicz

• 12h30-13h15 Stanisław Judycki (University of Gdańsk, Poland): Descartes’s ontological proof. An interpretation and defense

• 13h15-14h00 Ireneusz Ziemiński, (University of Szczecin, Poland): What is the ontological argument? Some remarks on Nicolas Rescher’s argument

 

Lunch: 14h00-15h00

Music Time: 15h00-15h30

 

Chair: Daniel von Wachter

• 15h30-16h15 Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame University, USA): Three versions of the ontological argument

• Tadeusz Grzesik, (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland): Anselm, remoto Anselmo, or how his ratio of the Proslogion is adulterated Conference

 

Dinner: 19h30, Ostromecko Palace (ZESPÓŁ PAŁACOWO PARKOWY W OSTROMECKU, ul. Bydgoska 9 )

 

September 8, Thursday, Ostromecko Palace

Chair: Ireneusz Ziemiński

• 9h45-10h30 Sergio Galvan, (Universita Cattolica di Milano, Italy): Two types of ontological frame and Gödel’s ontological proof

• 10h30:11h15 Daniel Chlastawa (University of Warsaw, Poland): Modified Gaunilo-type objections against modal ontological arguments Coffee break: 11h15-11h45

 

Chair: Ireneusz Ziemiński

• 12h30-13h15 Adam Łukasik (University of Szczecin): Malcolm’s ontological argument – a new approach to the old issue

 

Lunch 13h30-14h30