Workshop: Arbitrary Objects


Master in Philosophy

10 Maggio 2023

After Fine's seminal work, Reasoning with Arbitrary Objects (1985), arbitrary objects have recently regained some interest, e.g. Horsten’s The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects (2019). The recentness of this field makes it particularly prone to a diversity of views and approaches about which theory of arbitrary objects should we endorse, and what are their applications. The aim of this workshop is to assess all these questions with some of the leading scholars working on this topic.


20 - 21 May 2023


Aula 354, Main Building
USI West Campus, Via Buffi 13
Lugano, Switzerland

This workshop will also be streamed on Zoom, to get the link please write to [email protected]


Kit Fine (NYU)
Alessandro Giordani (Catholic University Milan, USI) 
Leon Horsten (Konstanz)
Giorgio Venturi (Pisa)


Saturday 20th:
14:30 – 14:45 Welcome
14:45 – 16:15 Kit Fine (NYU)
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Alessandro Giordani (Catholic University Milan, USI) 

Sunday 21st:
09:00 – 10:30 Giorgio Venturi (Pisa)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15 Leon Horsten (Konstanz)


Léon Probst (USI)
Institute of Philosophy (ISFI)

For any query: [email protected]