2nd International Conference on Metaphysical Explanation, Gothenburg, 13–14 February

cropped-philosophy This conference focuses on issues related to:  (1) the choice between what is sometimes called unionism (i.e., the view that grounding is explanatory per se) and separatism (the view that grounding and explanation are distinct) and (2) the analogy (given separatism) between grounding/metaphysical explanation and causation causal explanation.

Speakers include Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University), Einar Duenger Bohn (University of Agder), Daniel Giberman (University of Texas at Arlington), Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham), David Kovacs (Tel Aviv University), Elanor Taylor (Johns Hopkins University) and Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech).

Each presentation is followed by a short comment. Commentators: Andrew BrennerAnna-Sofia MaurinJonathan ShaheenAlexander SkilesRobin StenwallNaomi ThompsonNathan Wildman.

The conference is funded by Riksbankens JubileumsfondVetenskapsrådet, and Wilhelm och Maria Lundgrens fond.

For more details go to conference website 


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