Conference - Existence
The Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University will be hosting a conference on Existence on November 28-29, 2016. The conference is under the auspices of "The Lightness of Being" project.
- November 28
Campus Blåsenhus, Room 12:129
- November 29
Campus Blåsenhus, Room 12:128
Monday November 28
- 9:30-10:40 Ofra Magidor (Oxford)
“Can Epistemicists Resist the Argument from Vagueness?”
- 10:50-12 David Kovacs (Bilkent)
“Ontology, Shmontology, and What There Plainly Is”
- 13:30-14:40 Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)
“Utterly Boring Ontological Realism”
- 14:50-16:00 Peter Fritz (Oslo)
“Predication and Existence”
- 16:10-17:20 Tom Donaldson (Stanford)
“Rebuilding Metaphysical Analyticity”
Tuesday November 29
- 9:30-10:40 Øystein Linnebo (Oslo)
“Are Our Notions of “Object” and “Existence” Multiply Ambiguous?”
- 10:55-12:05 Vera Flocke (NYU)
“The Evolution of Carnap’s Internal/External Distinction”
- 14-15:10 Robert Schwartzkopff (Hamburg)
“Nominalism Despite Nominalization?”
- 15:20-16:30 Tobias Wilsch (Tübingen)
“Existence in Time”
Call for Papers
Several additional speakers will be selected through an anonymous review of submissions. Submitted material should attempt to shed light on some aspect of existence in general, and should not exclusively discuss the existence of particular entities. Submissions should also relate to recent discussions in the literature on meta-ontology.
Further information about the research project "The Lightness of Being".
Please submit either a full paper suitable for a 45-minute presentation or a long, detailed abstract (at least 1500 words).
Please ensure that the paper or abstract is formatted and redacted for anonymous review. Papers and abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bursaries are available for speakers in need of financial support to attend the conference. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please explain your request in the submission email.
Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016. Decisions will be made by mid-August.
Organisers and Contact
The conference is under the auspices of the Lightness of Being Project, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Organisers are Matti Eklund and Tobias Wilsch.
Questions about the conference can be directed to Matti Eklund, though if you have a question that might compromise the anonymous review of papers procedure, please direct it to email@example.com.