Ontological Workshop E. J. Lowe’s dualistic ontology of the human person

February 20-21, 2012

Pałac Staszica, sala 242, Krakowskie Przedmieście 72/74, Warsaw (Poland)


Polish Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science

Department of Logic, Informatics and Philosophy of Science, University of Bialystok

Association for Formal Philosophy „Philosophia Scientifica” in Munich



Organizing Committee:

Mirosław Szatkowski (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)  – Chairman of the Committee,

Kazimierz Trzęsicki (University of Bialystok) – President of the Polish Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Head of the Department of Logic, Informatics and Philosophy of Science at the University of Bialystok

Hans Burkhardt (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) – President of Association for Formal Philosophy „ Philosophia Scientifica”



February 20, 2012

· 9h15 – 9h30 Registration and Opening Address

· 9h30-10h30 Marcin Poręba (University of Warsaw, Poland): Phenomenal and intentional properties of consciousness. An analogy of possibly metaphysical importance

· 10h30-11h30 Mariusz Grygianiec (University of Warsaw, Poland): Non-Cartesian Substance Dualism versus Animalism

Coffee break: 11h30-12h00

· 12h00-13h00 Uwe Meixner (University of Augsburg, Germany): Classical dualism

· 13h00-14h00 Nick Zangwill (Durham University, United Kingdom): Essences, Brains, Descartes

Lunch: 14h00-15h30

· 15h30-16h30 Christian Kanzian (University of Innsbruck, Austria): Hylemorphism as an alternative to dualistic accounts on human personality

· 16h30-17h30 Christina Schneider (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich,Germany): Freedom and Agent-Causation

* Conference Dinner: 19h00



February 21, 2012

· 9h30-10h30 Hans Burkhardt (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany): Soul, Body, Illness and Mereological Structures

· 10h30-11h30 Marek Rosiak (University of Lodz, Poland): Leibniz’s Spiritualistic Metaphysics of Corporeal Substance. A case study of a preKantian Dualism

Coffee break: 11h30-12h00

· 12h00-13h00 Tomasz Kąkol (University of Gdansk, Poland): Persons and Bodies. Lowe’s Argument for Dualism vs. Ingarden’s Analysis

· 13h00-14h00 Bartłomiej Skowron (University of Wroclaw, Poland): Philosophical Project of Subjectiveness: an Phenomenologico-Ontological Analysis

Lunch: 14h00-15h30

· 15h30-16h30 Marek Piwowarczyk (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland): On Lowe’s Independence Theory of Substance

· 16h30-17h30 Summary of Workshops

* Conference Dinner: 19h00