Program


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Conference venue:
Rooms BL0205 and BL0108-0110-0112
University of Groningen
Bloemstraat 36
9712 LE Groningen
The Netherlands

Woensdag 29 January


09.00-09.15 Opening (BL0205)
09.15-10.15 Keynote: Rosanna Keefe, Validity, Normativity and degrees of belief (BL0205)
10.15-10.30 Break
10.30-12.00 Parallel Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
10.30-11.00 10.30-11.00
A.Marra
How ought and know interact: a dynamic semantics solution to the Minfers Paradox
B. Dunnaway
Horizontal relative fundamentality
11.00-11.30 11.00-11.30
D. Kretz
Why queerness is not enough: against moral eliminativism
M. Eronen
Robustness, models, and reality
11.30-12.00 11.30-12.00
T. Gkouvas
Legal Truth without legal fcts: between quantification and truthmaking
A. Hertroys
Constructive empiricism and actuality

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Parallell Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
13.30-14.00 13.30-14.00
G. Feis
The type/token distinction: social ontology and analytic metaphysics
A. de Jong
A refutation of Putnam's antirealism
14.00-14.30 14.00-14.30
A. Kaufmann
Animal social ontology
G. Leegwater
On the Colbeck-Renner claim: is quantum mechanics complete?
14.30-15.00 14.30-15.00
J. Kloeg
Community rules: a response to Kripkenstein against metaphysics
S. Verhaegh
An apparent inconsistency in Quine's metaphysics

15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.45 Parallell Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
15.15-15.45 15.15-15.45
S. Van Tongerloo
Borders as institutions: a modular analysis
M. Campdelacreu
Supplementing Sutton’s answer to the grounding problem
15.45-16.15 15.45-16.15
B. Bewersdorf
Conceptual learning
N. Conolly
Against ontological permissiveness
16.15-16.45 16.15-16.45
F. van Caspel
On the nature of mental properties
J. van der Herik
Is information out there?

16.45 Conference dinner

Donderdag 30 January


09.15-10.15 Keynote: F.A. Muller (BL0205) What is an elementary particle? Between physics and metaphysics
10.15-10.30 Break
10.30-12.00 Parallel Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
10.30-11.00 10.30-11.00
L. Decock and I. Douven
Cognitive Metaphysics
K. Egerton
Knowledge, explanation, and fundamentalism in metaontology
11.00-11.30 11.00-11.30
A. Ramos Diaz
An argument for the impossibility of naturalizing thought
R. Knowles
Heavy duty platonism
11.30-12.00 11.30-12.00
V. Triviño and M. Cerezo
Species as individuals and the thesis of 3D-4D equivalence
M. Lipman
Making sense of perspectival facts

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Parallell Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
13.30-14.00 13.30-14.00
P. Fazekas and G. Kertesz
A Hamiltonian account of causation
J. Miller
Failing better: in defence of metaphysics
14.00-14.30 14.00-14.30
J. van 't Klooster
In what sense (if any) is causal understanding constitutive of agency?
M.P. Seevinck
The promise of Whitehead’s metaphysics: lessons for 21st century thought
14.30-15.00 14.30-15.00
R. Mátyási
An argument against causal eliminativism of ordinary objects
M. Simionato
An argument for metaphysical nihilism

15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.45 Parallell Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
15.15-15.45 15.15-15.45
S. Siriwardena
On absence causation: an examination of the predominant theories of token-level absence causation
N. Wildmann
Load bare-ing particulars
15.45-16.15 15.45-16.15
N. Kitamura
The world among other truthmakers
L. Azzano
Dispositions, manifestations, possibilities: for a safe and sane (actualist) ontology of modality
16.15-16.45 16.15-16.45
S. Wintein
On the strict-tolerant conception of truth
J. Reinert
Hybrid approaches to possible and impossible worlds: the irrelevance of ontological (dis-)parity

Vrijdag 31 January


09.15-10.15 Keynote: Benjamin Schnieder (BL0205) Grounding and Dependence
10.15-11.15 Parallel Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
10.10-10.45 10.15-10.45
T. Kuipers
Concretizations of two-sided nomic truth approximation
S. Greve
Reality through modality: what conceivability can teach us
10.45-11.15 10.45-11.15
F. Nappo
Vagueness in reality and the problem of the many
K. Łacina
Can predicating the ‘present’ of an event have a truth value?

11.15-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Parallell Sessions

BL0205
BL0108-0110-0112
11.30-12.00 11.30-12.00
R. van Woudenberg
The metaphysics of degrees
T. De Mey
Thought experiments in analytic metaphysics
12.00-12.30 12.00-12.30
C. Engelsma
The ontology of reasons and the epistemic regress problem
J. de Grefte
The Material Theory of Induction: Three Worries

Speakers

Lorenzo Azzano (Pisa) Benjamin Bewersdorf (Groningen) Marta Campdelacreu (Barcelona) Frank van Caspel (Heerlen) Niall Conolly (Dublin) Lieven Decock (Amsterdam) Igor Douven (Groningen) Billy Dunaway (Oxford) Karl Egerton (London) Coos Engelsma (Groningen) Markus Eronen (Leuven) Peter Fazekas (Antwerp) Guglielmo Feis (Milan) Triantafylos Gkouvas (Antwerp) Job de Grefte (Groningen) Sebastian Greve (Oxford) Jasper van den Herik (Rotterdam) Abram Hertroys (Utrecht) Andries de Jong (Utrecht) Angelica Kaufmann (Antwerp) Gergely Kertész (Durham) Naoaki Kitamura (Tokyo) Julien Kloeg (Rotterdam) Jens van ’t Klooster (Antwerp) Robert Knowles (Manchester) David Kretz (Berlin) Theo Kuipers (Groningen) Kamil Łacina (Cracow) Gijs Leegwater (Rotterdam) Martin Lipman (St Andrews) Alessandra Marra (Tilburg) Róbert Mátyási (Budapest) Tim De Mey (Rotterdam) James Miller (Durham) Franceso Nappo (St Andrews) Antonio Ramos Díaz (Leuven) Janine Reinert (Tilburg) M.P. Seevinck (Nijmegen) Marco Simionato (Venice) Shyane Siriwardena (Cambridge) Stijn Van Tongerloo (Leuven) Vanesa Triviño (Murcia) Sander Verhaegh (Groningen) Nathan Wildmann (Hamburg) Stefan Wintein (Rotterdam) René van Woudenberg (Amsterdam)

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