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Workshop for Young Researchers Francophone Society for Analytic Philosophy (SoPhA)

The University of Geneva will host the SoPhA Workshop for Young Researchers from May 31 to June 2, 2022.
University of Geneva
10:00 - 17:00

The University of Geneva will host the SoPhA Workshop for Young Researchers from May 31 to June 2, 2022.  


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for PhD students and early career researchers (up to three years after the PhD) to present their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers and faculty members. 


This year’s topic is “Mental States and their Epistemic Roles”. We invite submissions on this topic, broadly construed. Potential questions include:  


  • Do different mental states provide different modes of access to reality?  
  • Does doxastic justification presuppose the ability to control our beliefs?  
  • Can desires on their own justify our actions?  
  • Does perception provide reasons?  
  • Does pleasure play an epistemic role in aesthetic appreciation and art criticism?  
  • Does memory provide a privileged mode of access to the past?  
  • Is imagination a source of knowledge and justification?  
  • Are emotions necessary to have epistemic access to values?  
  • What is the role of suspension of judgment in inquiry? 


Submission guidelines 


Accepted papers will be allocated 50 minutes (30 minutes for presentation + 20 minutes for Q&A). 

There will be a total 15 slots for talks, with no parallel sessions. The languages of the workshop are French and English. 


Authors should submit a 500-word abstract (excluding references) outlining the main claim and argument of the paper. Abstracts should be prepared for blind-review and be sent to santiago.echeverri@filosoficas.unam.mx until April 15, 2022. Please add your full name and institutional affiliation in the email.  


Decisions on accepted papers will be notified on April 21, 2022.  


The organizers will also distribute up to 5 merit-based bursaries of CHF 500 each to cover travel and accommodation expenses and a CHF 1’000 prize for the best submission. 


Keynote speakers 


  • Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University) 
  • Annalisa Coliva (University of California-Irvine) 
  • Jérôme Dokic (EHESS/Institut Jean Nicod)


Mentoring activity 


  • “How to Submit a Paper to a Professional Journal”  

Fabrice Correia and Philipp Blum (editors of Dialectica


For any enquiries, please email us at santiago.echeverri@filosoficas.unam.mx 


This event is sponsored by CUSO and University of Geneva.