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Where the Action is: 2nd Nordic Network in Metaphysics Conference in Pictures

The 2nd Nordic Network in Metaphysics Conference


OCTOBER 18-19, 2016


19:00: Informal drinks at Christianssand Brygghus (Tolbodgata 9).



9:15-9:30: Coffee/Welcome

9:30-11:00: Anna-Sofia Maurin: “Metaphysical Explanation”

11:15-12:45: Tuomas Tahko: “Bundle Theory with Kinds”

12:45-13:45: LUNCH

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)



9:15-9:30: COFFEE

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”

12:35-13:35: LUNCH

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

Ingvar Johansson on TBS’s List of 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers!

s200_ingvar-johanssonThe 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

18-19 October: 2nd Meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics

University_of_Agder_logoIt’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 12-13: Conference – Topics in Ontology and Metaontology

242915_1uu_logoThe Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University will be hosting a conference on topics in ontology and metaontology on September 12-13, 2016. The conference is under the auspices of “The Lightness of Being” project. Visit the conference website

Sept. 20-21: International Conference, Metaphysical Explanation – Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Source: Metaphysical Explanation – Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Issues addressedugot_logo 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.


October 18-19: Meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics

The 2nd meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics will be held at the University of Agder, in Kristiansand, Norway, on October 18th-19th, 2016. Confirmed speakers so far are Anna Sofie Maurin and Matti Eklund. More details will come soon, but meanwhile reserve the date in your calendar and check out the tourist information about Kristiansand on Visit NorwayUniversity_of_Agder_logo