Welcome to the second one-day workshop on metaphysical explanation, featuring presentations by Alexander Skiles (NYU), Naomi Thompson (Southampton and Gothenburg), Robin Stenwall (Lund and Gothenburg), Anna-Sofia Maurin (Gothenburg), Andrew Brenner (Notre Dame) , and Ricki Bliss (Hamburg and Lehigh). For details click here.
UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, NORWAY
OCTOBER 18-19, 2016
MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH.
19:00: Informal drinks at Christianssand Brygghus (Tolbodgata 9).
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18TH — ROOM 46 216
9:30-11:00: Anna-Sofia Maurin: “Metaphysical Explanation”
11:15-12:45: Tuomas Tahko: “Bundle Theory with Kinds”
13:45-15:15: Eline Busck Gundersen: “Dispositional Theories and Theories about Dispositions”
15:30-17:00: Valdi Ingthorsson: “Four Dogmas in the Dominant Dialectic about Causation”
18:00: CONFERENCE DINNER (FOR SPEAKERS) at Mother India (Markens gt 6)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19TH — ROOM I1 066
9:30-11:00: Ragnhild Jordahl: “Dispositional Essences and the Laws of Nature”
11:05:-12:35: Peter Fritz (Oslo): “The Consistency of Structured Propositions”
13:35-15:05: Matti Eklund: “Ontology XL”
15:15-15:45: Discussion about the future of the network
If any questions, call Einar: (+47) 917 14143
The online magazine The Best Schools has just published a list of the 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers. Among them we find Professor Ingvar Johansson. A representative of TBS informs that the list was compiled partly using a tool developed by TBS to determine links to the works of the philosophers in question, page views, book and article citations and more. They also used a tool called SEMrush to determine the traffic to home pages, wiki pages, etc., in order to get an estimate of what they call Influence Networks. TBS’s team included four Philosophy PhD’s and in addition they consulted numerous philosophers to balance the quantitative data they collected.
Here is a link to TBS’s list
It’s time to start thinking seriously about the upcoming 2nd meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics. The venue this time around is the University of Agder, located in Kristiansand in Norway.
Matti Eklund (Uppsala)
Anna Sofia Maurin (Gothenburg)
Tuomas Tahko (Helsinki)
Eline Busck Gundersen (Oslo/Aarhus)
Lars Bo Gundersen (Aarhus)
Ragnhild Jordahl (Bergen)
Valdi Ingthorsson (Lund)
more info soon!
Sept. 20-21: International Conference, Metaphysical Explanation – Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Issues addressed include, but are not limited to, that of which (formal) properties metaphysical explanations could be expected to exemplify (and why); that of how metaphysical explanations relate to the grounding relations they track; that of how metaphysical explanations compare with causal explanations; and that of what epistemic virtues (if any) metaphysical explanations can be expected to essentially involve.