“What is really possible” is a research group in philosophy funded by a NWO VIDI grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The project is led by Thomas Müller and is hosted by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Konstanz.

For the sister project, “Indeterminism Ltd.”, see here.


Hosted events

Date/Time Event
18/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
All Day
Real Possibilities, Indeterminism and Free Will
University of Konstanz, Konstanz

The conference “Real Possibilities, Indeterminism and Free Will” will take place at the University of Konstanz, Germany on 18-21 March 2015.

The conference will mark the final phases of two ongoing projects at the University of Konstanz:

What is really possible? Philosophical explorations in branching-history based real modality
funded by a VIDI grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO),


Indeterminism Ltd. An intervention on the free will debate
funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).

The first project centers on formal and metaphysical aspects of real possibilities for the future. The second project centers on the role that the open future can play for understanding agency in our indeterministic world. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for discussing those two lines of research and their intersection.

21/09/2012 - 22/09/2012
All Day
WIRP-2 at Konstanz
University of Konstanz, Konstanz

With this second workshop, we want to tackle logical and philosophical aspects of the notion of real possibility that is central to our research project. The workshop What is really possible 2 (WIRP-2): Logical and philosophical aspects of real possibility will take place in Konstanz, Germany, on Friday/Saturday, 21/22 September 2012.

15/06/2012 - 16/06/2012
All Day
WIRP-N at Utrecht
Kannunikenzaal, Utrecht, Utrecht

At this special workshop, we want to tackle specific logical and philosophical aspects of the notions of indeterminism and free action that are central in the work of Nuel Belnap.

08/04/2011 - 09/04/2011
All Day
Kickoff Workshop
Drift 21, Utrecht, Utrecht

With this first workshop, we are looking for input for the different aspects of our research project.

The workshop will take place on Friday/Saturday, 8/9 April 2011, following the Zeno lecture by Geert Keil on Thursday afternoon. At the workshop, nine international speakers will be presenting their work in a variety of areas, ranging from logic to the philosophy of action, metaphysics, and more.