terça-feira, 27 de agosto de 2013

Symposium on Thomas Hofweber's forthcoming book, Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics


September 19 & 20, 2013,
Humboldt University, Berlin


In his new book, Thomas Hofweber undertakes an investigation of the nature of ontological inquiry: What questions does ontology pose? How might these questions be answered? Who can best answer them? And why are the answers important? This approach to ontology guides his account of the proper ambitions of metaphysics. Ultimately, Hofweber defends the view that metaphysics "has more work to do than most philosophers think, but less than most metaphysicians think." He focuses on classic ontological questions concerning the existence of numbers, objects, and propositions, as well as addressing broader disputes in the philosophy of mathematics, the metaphysics of material objects, the problem of universals, and the metaphysics of content.

In the symposium, Hofweber will present and discuss selected topics from his book manuscript. The manuscript will be made available for participants of the symposium only. If you're interested in attending, please send a message to metametagroup@gmail.com by September 1, 2013. Attendance is free. For further information, please visit our website: http://www.philosophie.hu-berlin.de/institut/lehrbereiche/idealismus/forschung/metametaphysics/activities/workshops/workshop_hofweber2

Commentators:
Catharine Diehl, Tobias Rosefeldt, Robert Schwartzkopff, Julia Zakkou

Venue:
Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Philosophy, Room 3103, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

The symposium is an event of the metametagroup Berlin and organized by Catharine Diehl, Tobias Rosefeldt, and Julia Zakkou. 

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