eidos -- the Centre in Metaphysics of the University of Geneva

2011 metaphysics graduate school

Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation ("Fundamentality and Perspectivality", 101115-135419), eidos, the Centre for Metaphysics at the University of Geneva, organises a graduate course consisting of five workshops. The aim of the workshops is to give Genevan philosophers the opportunity to discuss some issues of recent controversy with some of the best international philosophers in the field.

Students participating in the closely connected graduate seminar "How Things Are" are especially welcome to attend.

The workshops take place at the University of Geneva and are open to anyone interested. To faciliate organisation, please tell me what meals you want to attend at least one week in advance (see below).

The workshops are open to everyone. No registration fees.


First workshop: grounding and determination

Geneva, March 4 and 5. The conference starts on the morning of Friday, the 4th, and ends on the evening of Saturday, the 5th of March.

Speakers (confirmed): Stephan Leuenberger, Kelly Trogdon, Jacek Brzozowski.

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Readings:

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least a week in advance (i.e. before February 25):



Second workshop: truthmaking

Geneva, April 2 and 3. The conference starts on the morning of Saturday, the 2nd, and ends on the evening of Sunday, the 3rd of April.

Speakers (confirmed): Raul Saucedo, David Liggins, Peter Schulte. Unfortunately, Ralf Busse cannot come.

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Readings:

Abstract for Saucedo, Fundamental Assignments: I argue that if there's a fundamental level and it must form a freely recombinable minimal supervenience base for all of reality, then it must comprise certain property assignments, rather than the properties corresponding to those assignments. I sketch an account of property assignments and suggest that they are better candidate entities than properties to figure in fundamental ontology. I also suggest that property assignments are better suited to play other important roles traditionally associated with the corresponding properties, having to do with lawhood and similarity.

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least a week in advance (i.e. before March 26):



Third workshop: universals and tropes

Geneva, April 22 and 23. The conference starts on the morning of Friday, the 22th, and ends on the evening of Saturday, the 23rd of April.

Speakers (confirmed): Markku Keinänen, Herbert Hochberg, Peter Simons, Fraser MacBride.

Readings:

Readings for Hochberg's Arguments against Tropes (discussion animated by Philipp Keller):

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least 4 days in advance (i.e. before April 19):



Fourth workshop: properties, parts, and values

Geneva, May 28 and 29. The conference starts on the morning of Saturday, the 28th, and ends on the evening of Sunday, the 29th of May. Immediately preceding the conference, there is another one, on organic unities, organised by Alain Pé-Curto.

Speakers (confirmed): Kris McDaniel, Kathrin Koslicki, Wlodek Rabinowicz.

Readings:


Programme (click here for a print-out):

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least a week in advance (i.e. before May 21):



Fifth workshop: exemplification

Geneva, June 10 and 11. The conference starts on the morning of Friday, the 10th, and ends on the evening of Saturday, the 11th of June.

Invited speakers: Mark Textor (confirmed), Howard Peacock (confirmed), Javier Cumpa (confirmed).

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Readings:

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least a week in advance (i.e. before June 3):



Sixth workshop: the metaphysics and the epistemology of essence and exemplification

Geneva, August 28 and 29. The conference starts on the morning of Sunday, the 28th, and ends on the evening of Monday, the 29th of August.

Invited speakers: Sonia Roca-Royes, Nicholas B. Mantegani

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Readings:

Registration: if you're interested in attending, giving a talk, animate a discussion and/or participating in the meals, fill out the following at least a week in advance (i.e. before August 21):





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