Workshop: Essentialism, Mentalism and Apriorism in Austrian Economics

Maori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks
Maori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks

Master in Philosophy

16 Settembre 2023

The workshop will bring together philosophers working on the philosophical foundations of Austrian economics, with the aim of understanding and evaluating Austrian views about essentialism, modality, laws and the a priori in the economic realm.


9 - 10 November 2023

Olivier Massin (University of Neuchâtel)
John ONeill (University of Manchester)
Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)
Emma Tieffenbach (USI)



Thursday 9th:

14:00 – 15:30 John O'Neill (Manchester) (chaired by Paolo Gigli)
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Olivier Massin (Neuchâtel) (chaired by Damiano Costa)

Friday 10th:

09:00 – 10:30 Emma Tieffenbach (USI) (chaired by Marta Pedroni)
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Barry Smith (Buffalo) (chaired by Léon Probst)



Aula 254, main building
USI West Campus,
Via Buffi, 13
Lugano, Switzerland



Kevin Mulligan (USI)
Léon Probst (USI)
Emma Tieffenbach (USI)

On the SNSF project:
Essentialism and Mentalism in Austrian Economics

An event of the Institute of Philosophy (ISFI)


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