Workshop on Properties
May 16-18, organized by Anna-Sofia Maurin and Andrew Fisher. For more information see:
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
Webinar Nov. 27, 2020 Philip Goff, Durham University Panpsychism is the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the physical world. Robust value realism is the view that there are irreducible facts about value. Perhaps the biggest challenge for the robust value realist is how to account for our knowledge of irreducible … Continue reading Panpsychism and Robust Value Realism
Webinar Nov. 20, 2020 Helen Stewart, University of Leeds In this paper, I shall consider a number of different ways in which philosophers in recent years have attempted to offer conceptions of natural law which in various respects suggest that the grip of law on reality might be less tight than has been traditionally supposed. … Continue reading Laws Loosened: How to make Way for Freedom in a Law-Governed World
Webinar Oct. 30, 2020 Anna-Sofia Maurin, University of Gothenborg Flatworldism is a view on the nature of reality according to which reality lacks structure. Prima facie what this means is that reality’s inhabitants are not sub-dividable into the more and less fundamental such that what is more fundamental (at least sometimes) makes what is less … Continue reading Flatworldism: a defense
Webinar Oct. 23, 2020 Rasmus Jaksland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology In science and particularly in physics, we have a developed notion of approximation. We possess, in many cases at least, quantitative means with which to assess the epistemic risk of using an approximation (i.e. Newtonian Gravity) rather than a theory known to be more … Continue reading Metaphysical approximation in Metaphysics of Science
Webinar Oct. 7, 2020 Johanna Seibt, Aarhus University GPT is a mono-categoreal process ontology, with non-transitive part-relation as the basic relationship among the basic entity called “general process”. General processes are concrete, yet indeterminate (general), dynamic individuals. While according to the GPT the world is a field of interconnected processes, it is possible to define … Continue reading Types of Dynamic Continuity in General Process Theory
Webinar Oct. 2, 2020 Jani Hakkarainen, Tampere University
The Nordic Network in Metaphysics organises its 4th meeting on the 27-28 November 2018. This meeting is hosted by the department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg. The meeting features presentations from junior academics (PhD-students and postdocs) affiliated to a university in the network (any university in either Denmark, … Continue reading 4th Meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics: November 27-28 2018, Gothenburg
It has been informally agreed to also include Estonia in our informal Nordic Network in Metaphysics. The first Estonian philosopher to be added to our list of members is Eve Kitsik, Research Fellow at the University of Tartu, Estonia, who works in metametaphysic. Welcome Eve!
November 27-28 2018 the Nordic Network in Metaphysics hosts its 4th meeting, this time at the department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg. The meeting features presentations from junior academics (PhD-students and postdocs) affiliated to a Nordic university, working in metaphysics. All talks will be followed by comments. The … Continue reading 1st Call for Submissions: 4th Meeting of Nordic Network in Metaphysics
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 … Continue reading 2nd International Conference on Metaphysical Explanation, Gothenburg, 13–14 February
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 9:15-9:30: 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: … Continue reading The 2nd Nordic Network in Metaphysics Conference
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, … Continue reading Ingvar Johansson on TBS’s List of 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers!
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. SPEAKERS: 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) … Continue reading 18-19 October: 2nd Meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics
The 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 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 … Continue reading Sept. 20-21: International Conference, Metaphysical Explanation – Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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 … Continue reading October 18-19: Meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics
Joint workshop between the History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics research group in Arché and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oslo. Confirmed speakers (to date): Oystein Linnebo (Oslo), Toby Meadows (Aberdeen), Agustin Rayo (MIT), Stewart Shapiro (OSU), Gabriel Uzquiano (USC and Arché). Info
The topic of the workshop is the metaphysics of propositions, properties and relations, understood in such an extra-linguistic way, whether formulated in higher-order or first-order terms. Confirmed Speakers (to date): Cian Dorr (New York University), Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford). Info and call for papers
Rae Langton, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, is the 2015 Hägerström Lecturer. The talks are delivered in Uppsala between 30 Nov–4 Dec. More details
Prof. Kit Fine (NYU) visits the department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) at the University of Gothenburg on the 25th of November. Fine will give two talks. The first is Truthmaker Semantics for Imperative and Deontic Logic, in which Fine will consider how the truthmaker framework might be used in developing a semantics and logic … Continue reading 25 November 2015: Two Talks by Kit Fine in Gothenburg
The inaugural workshop of the project The Lightness of Beingwill take place at Uppsala University on November 16-17, 2015. The topic of the workshop is Meta-Ontology. Information here: Lightness of Being
A call for papers has just gone our to the ‘Ground, Essence and Modality’ conference in Helsinki next year. More details here: http://www.dynamisfi.org/2015/cfp-ground-essence-modality-gem-at-helsinki-8-10-june-2016/
The Nordic Network in Metaphysics is an informal network of those philosophers in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) that have an interest in metaphysics. It is open to whoever wants to be associated with the network. The aim is to arrange one meeting per year, democratically rotating the responsibility of organisation between the Nordic countries. … Continue reading About the Nordic Network in Metaphysics
The inaugural meeting of the Nordic Network in Metaphysics was held in Uppsala, Sweden, on the 20-21 October 2015, on the initiative of Anna-Sofia Maurin and Matti Eklund. The event gathered around 20 metaphysicians from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, who unanimously disagreed (each in their different way, of course) to the content of inspiring talks from … Continue reading Nordic Network in Metaphysics is up and running!