Ontology, Mind and Language

25-27 September 2008

University of Bergamo

Via Salvecchio 19, Bergamo (Upper Town), Italy

The SIFA 2008 national conference brings together leading figures in philosophy to discuss current issues in analytic philosophy.

Organised by SIFA, the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, the conference is the 8th of a series of biennial national conferences held since 1992.


It is now available the final schedule of events

Book of Abstracts

It is now available the book of abstracts

Round table

A round table on philosophy and communication will be held on September 27. Chair: Andrea Lavazza (L'Avvenire), speakers: Maurizio Ferraris (Torino University) Sergio Galvan (Cattolica University, Milan) Diego Marconi (Torino University) Armando Massarenti (Sole24Ore) Salvatore Natoli (Bicocca, Milano University) Eva Picardi (Bologna University). Details here.

Conference Poster

The conference poster is now available and can be downloaded here in English and Italian

Confirmed Speakers for Plenary Sessions
  • Jonathan Barnes (Paris)
  • Kit Fine (New York)
  • Manuel Garcìa-Carpintero (Barcelona)
  • Michael Tye (Austin)

Confirmed Speakers for Thematic Sessions

  • Catharine Abell (Manchester) Aesthetics
  • Sarah Broadie (St Andrews) Practical Philosophy
  • Paolo Casalegno (Milan) Logic and Philosophy of Language
  • Pascal Engel (Geneva) Epistemology
  • Martine Nida-Ruemelin (Fribourg) Philosophy of Mind
  • Theodore Scaltsas (Edinburgh) History of Ideas
  • Richard Swinburne (Oxford) Philosophy of Religion
  • Achille Varzi (New York) Metaphysics and Ontology

In addition, contributions will be selected from a call for papers for scholars and graduate students.

For more information, contact sifa2008@unibg.it.