The Nordic Network in Metaphysics is an informal network of those philosophers in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) that have an interest in metaphysics. Membership is free and open to whoever wants to be associated with the network. We arrange webinars, workshops, and meetings. The organization is distributed among departments in the Nordic countries.
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May 6, 2022 10:00-17:35 AM Helsinki. The workshop will feature commentaries on the book manuscript “Formal Ontology” by Jani Hakkarainen and Marku Keinänen, to appear with Cambridge University Press. Commentaries by Anssi Korhonen, Mirja Hartimo, Sanna Mattila, Valdi Ingthorsson, Alex Carruth, and Vili Lähteenmeki. https://tuni.zoom.us/j/64151438465
We are very happy to make two important announcements. Since its conception in 2015, Journal of Social Ontology has quickly established itself as a high-ranked specialist journal in philosophy. Up until now, Journal of Social Ontology has been published by De Gruyter on a fully Open Access basis. We are very pleased to announce that, as … Continue reading Essay Competition 2022 Journal of Social Ontology
November 26, 2021 13:00-15:00 (new time) Matt Farr Cambridge University https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/63634957826 Abstract Stuff happens. It’s hard to think of a more general description of reality. We picture the universe as some set of processes that start in some state and evolve to some other state, and this idea of an evolving, time-directed universe acts as … Continue reading What is directionless time?
December 3, 2021 13:15-15:00 Panu Raatikainen Tampere University, Finland https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/62430845260 Abstract Several philosophers including Kripke have contended that fictional entities do exist as abstract objects, and fictional names refer to such abstract entities. Kripke and Thomasson compare fictional entities to existing social entities. Kripke also reflects on fictions inside fictions to support this view. Many … Continue reading Fictional Entities Revisited
November 19, 2021 16:00-17:30 CET Anthony Fisher University of Washington, USA https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/65170482357 Abstract Metaphysical explanation has received a lot of attention in the literature recently. In this talk, I develop a functionalist account of metaphysical explanation founded on the Ramsey-Carnap-Lewis doctrine of theoretical terms. In developing this account I take as my departure Lewis’s methodology … Continue reading A Functionalist Account of Metaphysical Explanation
November 5, 2021 13:00-15:00 CET Helen Steward University of Leeds, UK Abstract Might plants be agents? This paper considers an attempt by Hans-Johann Glock (2019) to draw two important distinctions which might help us think about the bounds of agency. One is a distinction between ‘information-processing’, on the one hand and ‘behaviour’, on the other; … Continue reading Plants, Wants, and Agents
Lund, November 12 and 13, 2021. Details and Program