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Last update: 05/06/2005


Supported by European Society for Analytic Philosophy ESAP

Organized by Analytic Philosophy Group PHRÓNESIS


Cristina Amoretti (University of Genova)

Fabrice Correia (University Rovira i Virgili)

António Lopes (University of Lisbon)

Pascal Ludwig (University of Paris)

Carlotta Pavese (University Amedeo Avogadro)

Faviola Rivera (University of Mexico)

Raffaele Rodogno (University of Geneva)

Jordi Valor (University of Valencia)

Henrik Zinkernagel (University of Granada)

Carla Bagnoli (University of Siena)

Filipe Drapeau (University of Rennes)

Pedro Galvão (University of Lisbon)

Ghislain Guigon (University of Geneva)

Pedro Madeira (King's College)

Genoveva Martí (ICREA)

Concepción Martínez (University of Santiago)

Marco Santambrogio (University of Parma)

Fay Zika (Deree College)


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Valencia  |  Spain  |  2005  |  June  |  9 - 11


   Paolo Leonardi "invented" the formula of bi-lateral meetings (Italo-Spanish, Italo-French...): not many people, all invited by a scientific committee (no call for papers), sometimes a discussant or two, sometimes no discussants at all, but always much time for discussion obviously open to other participants (from any country) who would like to attend. A simple formula which has been successful.

   For some time the possibility has been discussed in ESAP circles of extending the formula to a small group of countries, let us say "south west European countries": Portugal, Spain, France, part of Switzerland, Italy. These are "Latin" countries and we thought it would be a good idea to invite also some philosophers from South America. The Latin connection is important. There is a strong series of affinities, intellectual, affective and geographic, between southern European countries. The main argument in favour of this link is not due to these contingencies, but to the fact that France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, even Greece encounter similar institutional problems, which countries like Sweden have not encountered because their university system is more Anglo-Saxon by training and structure. We believe we should reinforce the southern line. If it becomes strong, it will equilibrate the traditional cultural connexions between the English speaking countries (US-Ireland-UK) and the Northern countries (Sweden-Denmark, Finland mainly).

   The first Latin Meeting took place in Lisboa (July 2001), the second in Aix-Provence (November 2003), and now we are happy to announce the Third Latin Meeting organized under the auspices of ESAP. It will take place in Valencia on 9-11 June 2005, organized by the Phronesis Group. The members of the organizing committee are João Branquinho (Lisboa), Josep Corbí (Valencia), Marta Moreno (Valencia), Carlo Penco (Genova), and Jose Luis Pérez (Valencia).








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   Valencia, situated halfway down the Eastern coast of Spain, is the third most important city in Spain. Its population is 800,000 inhabitants, or 1,500,000 counting on the suburbs.

   The average annual temperature is 16.7º C, which includes mild winters and warm summers to be enjoyed on the regions sunny white-sanded beaches, which stretch out from the City of Valencia itself along the Valencian coastline. Valencia boasts one of the largest remaining historical centres in Europe, and the city's noble past can be felt here, in what was the Economic and Cultural capital of the Mediterranean in the 14th and 15th centuries.

   The city of Valencia is easily accessible from abroad, through its port, motorway links, airport and railway network.





   Some rooms in the hotels listed below are available for the III Latin Meeting. Participants should contact José Luis Pérez   for making lodging arrangements.

       Hotel ASTORIA

       Pz. Rodrigo Botet, 5

       46002 VALENCIA


       Residence RECTOR PESET

       Pz. Forn de San Nicolau, 4

       46001 VALENCIA


       Residence LLUIS VIVES

       Av. Blasco Ibàñez, 23

       46010 VALENCIA



  • By road
    The A-7 Mediterranean Motorway runs north to south providing easy connections to Catalonia and France in the north and Murcia in the south. There are also good road connections to the rest of Spain: the N-III dual carriageway to Madrid, the N-234 Valencia-Zaragoza and the N-330 dual carriageway from Alicante to Madrid. Rail connections are also extensive.

  • By Air
    The international airport of Valencia lies 8km from the city in the township of Manises. It is of very recent date and has the most modern installations and facilities, with direct and transit connections with Spain and the rest of the world. Information: Airport, Tel. +34 96 154 6015.

  • By Rail
    Daily trains to/from Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Alicante, Port Bou, Saragossa and Bilbao, as well as the rest of the province. RENFE, Spanish Railways Information: Tel: +34 96 351 3612 and +34 96 351 2615.

  • By Sea
    From the Autonomous Valencia Port. Information Maritime Station: Tel: +34 96 323 7580. Shipping Company Compañia Trasmediterranea: Tel: +34 96 367 0704.

  • Regular national and international bus service: Bus Terminal: 13, Menendez Pidal St. Tel: +34 96 349 7222.









   Scientific Committee:

Joao Branquinho (University of Lisbon)

Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)

Fabrice Correia (University Rovira i Vigili, Tarragona)

Carlo Penco (University of Genova)

Gianfranco Soldati (University of Fribourg)

   Organizing Committee:

Joao Branquinho (University of Lisbon)

Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)

Marta Moreno (University of Valencia)

Carlo Penco (University of Genova)

José Luis Pérez (University of Valencia)

   Web site maintained and other designs by:

Manuel Garcés (University of Valencia)

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   Sponsored by:

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia

Generalitat Valenciana

Department of Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge - University of Valencia

PHRÓNESIS - Analytic Philosophy Group




Universitat de València