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Event: Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy

Event date August 28, 2014 - September 02, 2014
Submission deadline May 15, 2014
Location University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Host(s) University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Society for Analytic Philosophy
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ECAP 8 – Eighth European Conference of Analytic Philosophy
University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania


28 August – 2 September 2014



ECAP-conferences are organized every three years by the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ESAP). The aim of these conferences is to establish contacts and encourage collaboration among European analytic philosophers. The previous conferences took place in 1993 (ECAP1 in Aix en Provence), 1996 (ECAP2 in Leeds), 1999 (ECAP3 in Maribor), 2002 (ECAP4 in Lund), 2005 (ECAP5 in Lisboa), 2008 (ECAP6 in Krakow), and 2011 (ECAP7 in Milan).


The Eighth ECAP will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from the 28th of August to the 2nd of September, 2014, and is locally organized by the University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Society for Analytic Philosophy.


We invite contributions for the following parallel sessions:


1. History of Philosophy
2. Epistemology


3. Philosophy of Science
4. Logic
5. Philosophy of Language
6. Philosophy of Mind and Action Theory
7. Metaphysics
8. Ethics
9. Aesthetics


10. Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law


Contributed papers will be scheduled for a 30-minute presentation (including discussions).


Abstracts must be written in English and be prepared for blind review, with all self-reference and personal data suppressed. Abstracts should indicate the title of the paper and the parallel session for which it is submitted.
Please submit both a short abstract of no more than 200 words, and a long abstract of no more than 1000 words (references included). Long abstracts should have the following format: Times New Roman, font size 10, 1,5 line spacing.


Long abstracts should not only contain the position defended or the issue discussed, but also indicate the outline of the argument. Submission is made through the EasyChair website (see Guidelines below)*.


Short abstracts will be inserted in the EasyChair submission page in text format. Long abstracts will be uploaded as files in either doc or pdf format.


Please select only one section during submission!


Notification of acceptance is expected by May 30th, 2014.


(*) Guidelines for EasyChair submission
The EasyChair login page for ECAP8 is at:


  In order to access the submission page, the creation of an EasyChair account will be required.


IMPORTANT: Please notice that what is called “abstract” in the EasyChair “Title, Abstract and Other Information” section corresponds to the short abstract of this call, and what is called “paper” in the EasyChair “Upload Paper” section corresponds to the long abstract of this call. A visual guide to submission will be posted shortly on the conference webpage.


Confirmed plenary and invited speakers for the conference are:



Plenary speakers:


Kit Fine (New York University)


Susanne Bobzien (University of Oxford)


Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield) – for the special plenary “Women in Philosophy”


Fabrice Correia (University of Neuchâtel) – Dialectica lecture



Invited speakers:


1. History of Philosophy: Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews)
2. Epistemology: Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh)


3. Philosophy of Science: Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
4. Logic: Patrick Blackburn  (University of Roskilde)
5. Philosophy of Language: Asa Wikforss (Stockholm University)
6. Philosophy of Mind and Action Theory: Clotilde Calabi (University of Milan)
7. Metaphysics: Penelope Mackie (University of Nottingham)
8. Ethics: Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena)
9. Aesthetics: Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex)


10. Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law: János Kis (Central European University)



Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest, Romania, president)


Michele Di Francesco (Institute for Advanced Study, IUSS – Pavia, Italy)


Jerome Dokic (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France)


Mehmet Elgin (Mugla University, Turkey)


Katalin Farkas (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)


Olav Gjelsvik (University of Oslo, Norway)


Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (University of Stockholm, Sweden)


Petr Kotatko (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)


Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow, UK)


Genoveva Marti (University of Barcelona, Spain)


Tomasz Placek (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)


Pedro Santos (University of Algarve, Portugal)


Nikolas Strobach (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)








Special Workshop 1 (29 August 2014) Intergenerational Justice, Human Rights and Sustainability


Organizer: Adrian-Paul Iliescu (Bucharest)


Speakers: Ileana Dascalu (Bucharest), Marcus Düwell (Utrecht), Stephen Gardiner (Washington), Axel Gosseries (Louvain la Neuve), Adrian-Paul Iliescu (Bucharest), Karsten Klint Jensen (Copenhagen), Dominic Roser (Oxford), May Thorseth (Trondheim), Danielle Zwarthoed (Louvain la Neuve)



Special Workshop 2 (30 August 2014) – Mathematical cognition and its relevance for the philosophy of mathematics


Organizers: Sorin Costreie (Bucharest) & Markus Pantsar (Helsinki)


Speakers: Sorin Bangu (Bergen), Kai Büttner (Zurich), Jessica Carter (Odense), David Dolby (Zurich), Brice Halimi (Paris X), Markus Pantsar (Helsinki), Paula Quinon (Lund), Dirk Schlimm (McGill)



Special Workshop 3 (31 August 2014) – The Philosophy of Gottlob Frege


Organizer: Sorin Costreie (Bucharest)


Speakers: Philip Ebert (Stirling), Javier Legris (Buenos Aires), Daniele Mezzadri (United Arab Emirates), Michael Potter (Cambridge), Marcus Rossberg (Connecticut), Andrea Sereni (Milan – San Raffaele), Fredrik Stjernberg (Linköping), Joan Weiner (Indiana)



Special Workshop 4 (1 September 2014) – Analytic Ethics, Life and Science


Organizers: Emilian Mihailov (Bucharest) & Constantin Vica (Bucharest)


Speakers: Simon Rippon (CEU Budapest), Shunzo Majima (Hokkaido University – Sapporo), Emilian Mihailov (Bucharest), Valentin Muresan (Bucharest), Constantin Vica (Bucharest)



Special Workshop 5 (2 September 2014) – Expressibility, Reducibility, and Extendability


Organizer: Iulian D. Toader (Bucharest)


Speakers: Marianna Antonutti-Marfori (Keele), Michael De (Konstanz), Walter Dean (Warwick), Mihai Ganea (Toronto)





Registration to the ECAP8 opens on the 30th May 2014, and the deadline for early registration is the 30th of July 2014. Payment should be made online. The webpage for payment and registration will be indicated on the ECAP8 website in due time. Conference fee includes: registration to the conference, conference materials including the book of abstracts, and refreshments for the coffee breaks.


NB: the conference fee does not include the conference dinner. Registration and payment for the conference dinner will be available as a separate option on the registration website in due time.



Conference fees are as follows:
Early registration (before July 30th, 2014):


– 80 euros: students (graduate and undergraduate)
– 160 euros: non-students (permanent faculty, post-doc, teachers)

Late registration (after July 30th, 2014):


– 130 euros: students (graduate and undergraduate)
– 220 euros: non-students (permanent faculty, post-doc, teachers)




Constantin Brincus, Marian Calborean, Mihai Cernea, Sorin Costreie, Mihnea Dobre, Alexandru Dragomir, Mircea Dumitru, Toni Gibea, Corina Grigoriu, Bianca Savu, Radu Uzkai, Constantin Vica, Cristina Voinea





Marin Balan (S1), Romulus Brancoveanu (S10), Sorin Costreie (S5), Richard David-Rus (S3), Mihnea Dobre (S1), Alexandru Dragomir (S4), Mircea Dumitru (S4), Adrian Iliescu (S10), Daniela Jalobeanu (S3), Emilian Mihailov (S8), Laurentiu Staicu (S7), Gheorghe Stefanov (S6), Constantin Stoenescu (S2), Constantin Vica (S9)



About submission: All inquiries concerning the submission of abstracts should be addressed to the dedicated EasyChair address:


About the conference: All other inquiries concerning the conference should be addressed to:



Deadline for submission: May 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 30th, 2014
Registration opens: May 30th, 2014
Early registration deadline: July 30th, 2014

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