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.
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 Norway!
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