The workshop will start at 9:30 on 30th and we recommend that you arrive one day in advance. On 31st, the workshop will end on 13:30, so that you can still head home in the evening if you like. On both days, the workshop takes place at Heinrich Heine University’s Haus der Universität; lunch will be provided.

The full programme, including the abstracts of all talks, can also be downloaded here.


Thursday, 30/08/2018

9:30 – 9:45
Official Welcome

9:45 – 11:00
How to choose between competing metaphysical theories? What are the correct meta-theoretical criteria for evaluating them?
Dr. Jiri Benovsky (Fribourg)

Invited Talk

11:00 – 11:15
Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00
Is our concept of existence inconsistent?

Sofia Bokos (Cologne)

12:00 – 12:45
Carnap’s Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology And its Ramifications
Jonas Raab (Manchester)

12:45 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45
Substantivity and Merely Verbal Dispute
Viktoria Knoll (Hamburg)

14:45 – 15:30
Metaphysics as (Assessment-Relative) Explanation
John M. Bunke (Toronto)

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00
The World Doesn’t Care
Dr. Richard Woodward (Hamburg)
Invited Talk

17:00 – 17:15
Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:00
Towards a metametaphysical constitution? Three turns in global philosophy and a proposal for five directives

Otávio Marciel (Brasília)

18:00 – 18:45
Structural vs. Non-Structural Explanations in Metaphysics

Dr. Thomas Raleigh (Bochum)

19:30
Conference Dinner

Bistro Zicke
Bäckerstraße 5a, 40213 Düsseldorf


Friday, 31/08/2018

9:30 – 10:45
Can Structuralism solve the Plurality Problem? What is metaphysical realism to do about functionally equivalent theories?
Dr. Sophie R. Allen (Keele)

Invited Talk

10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45
Concept Formation in Mathematics: A case for Quasi-Empirical Metaphysical Research
Deniz Sarikaya (Hamburg)

11:45 – 12:30
Undeniable Metaphysical Claims, Subtle Violence
and Personhood

Felipe G. A. Moreira (Miami)

12:30 – 12:45
Coffee Break

12:45 – 13:30
Category-mistakes in contemporary metaphysics

Rouyu Zhang (Durham)

13:30
Lunch

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