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Matteo Plebani (University of Santiago de Compostela): “Sosein as a subject matter”

20 June, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Abstract: Drawing on recent work from Stephen Yablo and others on the notion of subject matter, I offer a new account of the notion of Sosein (Being-so) as a subject matter (or topic) and argue that in some cases Sosein might be independent from Sein (Being, Existence). The question whether numbers exist, for instance, is not part of the question of how numbers are, which is the topic mathematicians are interested in. I argue that my account of Sosein should make the notion interesting also for philosophers working outside the Meinongian tradition (like myself).


20 June
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm