terça-feira, 17 de julho de 2012

The Metaphysics of Relations

3 – 5 October 2012
The Institute of Philosophy
University of London


Confirmed speakers, titles and abstracts:

Jeff Brower (Purdue University)
`Aristotelian vs. Contemporary Perspectives on Relations' 

Maureen Donnelly (SUNY at Buffalo)
`Distinguished Relations' 

Mauro Dorato (University of Rome)
`The Metaphysics of Rovelli's Relational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics' 

John Hawthorne (University of Oxford) TBA

John Heil (Washington University in St. Louis) 
`Causal Relations' 

James Ladyman (University of Bristol) TBA

Jonathan Lowe (University of Durham) 
`There Are (Probably) No Relations' 

Fraser MacBride (University of Cambridge) 
`How Involved do you want to be in a Non-symmetric Relationship?' 

Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)
`Relations All the Way Down?'

Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University)
`Monistic Structural Realism'

Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin) 
`External Relations, Causal Coincidence and Contingency' 

Jessica Wilson (University of Toronto) 
`An Object-level Determinable-based Account of Metaphysical Indeterminacy'

Conference registration is now available here: 

The conference schedule is here:

A call for commentators will be circulated soon.


Student Bursaries:  The conference will offer support for some travel expenses to five graduate students.  Each bursary will provide 50% of accommodation costs during the conference, up to a maximum of £70 (total support per bursary), and are generously funded by The Analysis Trust.  To apply, students should write to powers@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.  Bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The conference venue and other material support is generously provided by the Institute of Philosophy.  Thanks are due for their financial support to the Mind Association and the Analysis Trust.

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