quarta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2012

NOMINALISM: A REASSESSMENT



Dates: September 17-19, 2012
Venue: University of Geneva, Switzerland

Nominalism about properties is a traditional view according to which all existing entities are particulars. Specifically, nominalism rejects universals or properties in general. The conference aims to address issues in the history of nominalism, the problems and objections faced by different versions of nominalism, whether historical or contemporary, the relations between different varieties of nominalism, and any other philosophical issues about nominalism.

Programme:

Monday, 17/09
- 14.00-15.15 Paolo Crivelli (University of Geneva), "Aristotle's definitions of universals and individuals in De Interpretatione 7”
- 15.30-16.45 John Marenbon (University of Cambridge), "Abelard, nominalism, and the Twelfth-century problem of universals"
- 17.00-18.15 Claude Panaccio (UQAM), "Ockham's ontology"

Tuesday, 18/09
- 9.30-10.45 Jani Hakkarainen (University of Tampere), "Hume as a trope nominalist"
- 11.00-12.15 Markku Keinänen (University of Turku), "Towards a trope nominalist theory of natural kinds"
- 14.00-15.15 Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Oxford University), "Resemblance nominalism, conjunctions, and truthmakers"
- 15.30-16.45 Alex Paseau (Oxford University), "Resemblance theories of properties"
- 17.00-18.15 Nick Mantegani (Trinity University in San Antonio), "A critique of resemblance nominalism"

Wednesday, 19/09
- 9.30-10.45 Joseph Melia (Oxford University), "Nominalism, naturalism, and natural properties"
- 11.00-12.15 Philip Goff (University of Liverpool), "Consciousness and the foundations of metaphysics"

For further information, please contact ghislain.guigon@unige.ch or visit the website at eidos.

Organising Committee:
-       Ghislain Guigon (University of Geneva)
-       Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Oxford University)

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