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2014

Optimism and the Value of Truth

September 11-13, 2014

Speakers:

Valerie Tiberius William Swann Michael Brady

Valerie Tiberius      William Swann                      Michael Brady
(Minnesota, USA)       (Austin, USA)                           (Glasgow, UK)
 
Roland Bluhm (Dortmund, GER)

Tim Kraft (Regensburg)
Christian Wirrwitz (Regensburg)

Schedule:

Thursday, 11 September 2014

10:00-10:30 Welcome and Introduction (Christian Wirrwitz & Tim Kraft)

10:30-12:00 "Optimism and the Good Life" (Valerie Tiberius)

Lunch (on campus)

13:30-15:00 "To be adored or to be known: The interplay of self-verification and self-enhancement" (William Swann)

15:30-17:00 "Optimism, Pessimism, Attention, Understanding" (Michael Brady)

Dinner (old town)

Friday, 12 September 2014

10:00-11:30 "The truth about illusions: Authenticity and positivity in social relationships" (William Swann)

11:45-12:45 "Hope, optimism and self-deception" (Roland Bluhm)

Lunch (on campus)

14:00-15:30 "Virtues as Personal Projects" (Valerie Tiberius)

16:00-17:00 "Comment on Valerie Tiberius on Optimism" (Christian Wirrwitz)

Dinner (old town)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

10:00-11:30 "The Epistemic Value of Suffering" (Michael Brady)

11:45-12:45 "Reconciling Optimism with the Value of Truth: Optimism as Emotional Insight" (Tim Kraft)

Lunch (on campus)

14:00 Closing Discussion

16:30 Guided Tour (in English), Unesco-World Heritage Site Regensburg

Gruppenfoto 2014

Venue:
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstraße
93053 Regensburg
Vielberth-Gebäude, H 25/26

Map of the area

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Registration: Participation is free but you are requested to register:
tim.kraft@psk.uni-regensburg.de

Organisation: Hans Rott, Tim Kraft, Christian Wirrwitz

Sponsor: Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth

  1. Fakultät für Philosophie, Kunst-, Geschichts- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften
  2. Institut für Philosophie

Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Philosophie


Sekretariat: Inge Kötterl

Sprechzeiten: Mo-Do,
                     8:00-11:30Uhr

Theoretische Philosophie

Universität Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
Gebäude PT, Zi. 4.3.6

Tel.: +49 941 943-3660

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