Activities

eidos regularly organises philosophical events gathering people from all over the world, and its members meet every week during the academic terms (on Tuesdays from 16:15 to 17:45 in Geneva, Uni Philosophes, room PHIL013) to discuss their current research or the research of invited philosophers.

eidos weekly meetings

    Spring 2024

  • Alex Moran (Fribourg), 14 May 2024, Geneva
  • Nathaniel Baron-Schmitt (FU Berlin), 7 May 2024, Geneva
  • Riccardo Baratella (Genoa), 30 April 2024, Geneva
  • Tim Riedel, 23 April 2024, Geneva
  • Robert Michels, 16 April 2024, Geneva
  • Patrik Engisch (Geneva), 9 April 2024, Geneva
  • Andrea Lupo, 26 March 2024, Geneva
  • Lisa Vogt, 19 March 2024, Geneva
  • Alessandro Cecconi, 12 March 2024, Geneva
  • Vincent Grandjean, 5 March 2024, Geneva
  • Simon Evnine (Miami): The Human Being in the Age of Biological Reproduction, 27 February 2024, Geneva

Past meetings

2023

  •  Claudio Calosi: Reasons for Regions, 19 December 2023, Geneva
  • Philip Goyal (Albany): 'Dissolving Zeno’s paradox of motion via Complementarity Property Models of Observations, 12 December 2023, Geneva
  • Alyssa Ney (UC Davis): The Fundamentality of Physics, 5 December 2023, Geneva
  • Lorenzo Cocco: Modern Physics Is Platonic, 28 November 2023, Geneva
  • Fabrice Correia: Location by Proxy, 21 November 2023, Geneva
  • Ryan Miller: Looking for Levels, 14 November 2023, Geneva
  • Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette (Neuchâtel): Deliberation and the Possibility of Skepticism, 31 October 2023, Geneva
  • Jan Plate: Towards an Ontology of States and Roles, 17 October 2023, Geneva
  • Alessandro Cecconi: Proper Parthood Matters, 10 October 2023, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: Ways of Being Wise II – Ultimate Wisdom, 3 October 2023, Geneva
  • Florian Fischer (Siegen): Dynamicity, 26 September 2023, Geneva
  • L. A. Paul: Reverse Engineering a Self, 11 May 2023, Geneva
  • Fabrice Correia: Factual Equivalence—One-Sided vs Two-Sided, 4 May 2023, Geneva
  • Giuliano Torrengo: The Passage of Time, 27 April 2023, Geneva
  • Giovanni Merlo: Against Two-Faced Eternalism, 20 April 2023, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: Plato's Early Ontology of Affections, 6 April 2023, Geneva
  • Jacopo Giraldo: Geometry and Measure of Spatial Extension, 30 March 2023, Geneva
  • Lorenzo Cocco: From Physics to Platonism, 23 March 2023, Geneva
  • Salim Hirèche: On Reducing Kinds of Modality to Kinds of Essence, 16 March 2023, Geneva
  • Damiano Costa and Alessandro Giordani: Raven on Aristotelian Universals, 9 March 2023, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: Ways of Being Wise, 2 March 2023, Geneva
  • Jan Plate: Relations and Roles, 23 February 2023, Geneva

2022

  • Kathrin Koslicki and Olivier Massin: On the Substantive Nature of Definitional Disputes, 15 December 2022, Geneva
  • Ryan Miller: Lonerganian Emergence, 8 December 2022, Geneva
  • Tim Riedel: Nobody Understands Relational Quantum Mechanics, 1 December 2022, Geneva
  • Cristian López: Relational Primitivism about the Direction of Time, 17 November 2022, Geneva
  • Cody Gilmore, Location. Five Definitional Systems---Excerpt from Cody Gilmore, Claudio Calosi and Damiano Costa, Location and Mereology (SEP); Discussants: Matt Leonard, Damiano Costa., 27 October 2022, Geneva
  • Michael Esfeld: The Metaphysics of Cartesian Science, 13 October 2022, Geneva
  • Jonas Werner: Partial Grounding, Identity, and Nothing-Over-and-Aboveness, 6 October 2022, Geneva
  • Jan Plate: State-Based Metaphysics, 29 September 2022, Geneva
  • Martin Glazier: Things and Their Aspects, 22 September 2022, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: Being is Not a Genus: Aristotle's Arguments, 19 May 2022, Geneva
  • Vera Hoffmann-Kolss: Three Kinds of Causal Indeterminacy, 12 May 2022, Geneva
  • Joshua Babic and Lorenzo Cocco: Mandersian Relationism: Space, Modality and Equivalence, 5 May 2022, Geneva
  • Karol Lenart: Essentialism and de re representation, 28 April 2022, Geneva
  • Valentina Luporini: On Parsons' Quasi-Concrete Objects, 14 April 2022, Geneva
  • Artūrs Logins: The paradox of graded justification, 7 April 2022, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: History of Essence: Contemporary (Analytic), 31 March 2022, Geneva
  • Antonio Freiles: Exact Containment and Existential Dependence, 24 March 2022, Geneva
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez-Pereyra: On Resemblance Nominalism and Modal Realism, 17 March 2022, Geneva
  • Baptiste Le Bihan: Trouble on the Horizon for Presentism (joint work with Sam Baron), 10 March 2022, Geneva
  • Olivier Massin: Physical Efforts, 3 March 2022, Geneva
  • Ralf Bader: Grounding, Reduction and Analysis, 24 February 2022, Geneva

2021

  • Martin Glazier: Symmetry and Ground, 16 December 2021, Geneva
  • Valentina Luporini: On Maddy's Concrete and Perceivable Sets, 9 December 2021, Geneva
  • Ryan Miller: Artifacts: Ontology as Easy as it Gets, 2 December 2021, Geneva
  • Marco Marabello and Maria Scarpati: Individual Essence and Modality, 25 November 2021, Geneva
  • Fabrice Correia: Obligation and Fixity, 18 November 2021, Geneva
  • Special session from the workshop The Nature of Quantum Objects, 11 November 2021, Geneva
  • Jonas Werner: Potentialism and S5, 28 October 2021, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: From Intersubjective Correspondence to the Counterpart Relation, 21 October 2021, Geneva
  • Erica Shumener: Physicalism as a Nomic Thesis, 14 October 2021, Geneva
  • Lorenzo Cocco: Scientific Realism and Mathematical Objects, 7 October 2021, Geneva
  • Kathrin Koslicki: Modality and Essence in Contemporary Metaphysics, 27 May 2021, Zoom
  • Riccardo Baratella: Towards a Hylomorphic Account of Processes and Events, 20 May 2021, Zoom
  • Jonas Werner: From Essences to Gradual Modal Natures, 13 May 2021, Zoom
  • Amanda Bryant: Grounding Interventionism, 6 May 2021, Zoom
  • Alessandro Torza: Metaphysical Supervaluationism: Evans' Revenge, 29 April 2021, Zoom
  • Christian Wüthrich and Vincent Lam: Laws beyond spacetime, 22 April 2021, Zoom
  • Claudio Calosi and Alessandro Giordani: How To Build Things from Atoms, 15 April 2021, Zoom
  • Alberto Corti and Daniele Garancini: The Problems of Analytic Philosophy, 25 March 2021, Zoom
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez-Pereyra: Two Arguments for the PII, 18 March 2021, Zoom
  • Tobias Wilsch: Logicism about Necessity, 11 March 2021, Zoom
  • Alex Skiles and Kelly Trogdon: Should explanation be a guide to ground?, 4 March 2021, Zoom
  • David Kovacs: Against the Status Response to the Argument from Vagueness, 25 February 2021, Zoom

2020

  • Valentina Luporini: Why Socrates necessarily and essentially belongs to his singleton, 17 December 2020, Zoom
  • Ryan Miller: The Genuinely Aristotelian Answer to the Problem of Material Constitution, 10 December 2020, Zoom
  • Vera Hoffmann-Kolss: Interventionism and Non-causal Dependence Relations: New Work for a Theory of Supervenience, 3 December 2020, Zoom
  • Antoine Taillard: On Some Counterexamples to Strong Composition as Identity, 26 November 2020, Zoom
  • Donnchadh O'Conaill: Substances as Definitionally Primitive Entities, 19 November 2020, Zoom
  • Paolo Natali: Was Bolzano a Realist about Universals?, 12 November 2020, Zoom
  • Fabrice Correia: Entire Location, 29 October 2020, Geneva
  • Giovanni Merlo: Cross-Temporal Grounding, 22 October 2020, Geneva
  • Soufiane Hamri: Fundamentality and Independent Existence, 15 October 2020, Geneva
  • Philipp Blum and Patrik Engisch: Thetism, 8 October 2020, Geneva
  • David Schroeren: Why quantum states are vectors, not rays, 1 October 2020, Geneva
  • Bruno Jacinto: Bridge Principles and Purely Epistemic Norms, 28 May 2020, Zoom
  • Damiano Costa & Alessandro Cecconi: Fine's Monster Objection, 14 May 2020, Zoom
  • Karol Lenart: Possible Worlds: Modal Realism and Actualism, 30 April 2020, Zoom
  • Jonas Waechter: On the Existential Dependency of Ephemerals, 23 April 2020, Zoom
  • Salim Hirèche: Relativized Essentialism about Modality, 9 April 2020, Zoom
  • Soufiane Hamri: Naturalism and Theism on the Balance of Causality, 2 April 2020, Zoom
  • Benjamin Neeser: All Problems of Change Must Pass, 26 March 2020, Zoom
  • Salim Hirèche, Niels Linnemann, Robert Michels and Lisa Vogt: The Strong Arm of the Law, 19 March 2020, Zoom
  • Giovanni Merlo: Russellian Monism and Two Varieties of Grounding, 12 March 2020, Geneva
  • Vera Hoffmann-Kolss: Interventionism and Non-causal Dependence Relations: New Work for a Theory of Supervenience CANCELLED, 5 March 2020, Geneva
  • Maria Scarpati: Unity Relations, 27 February 2020, Geneva
  • Vincent Grandjean: Bare Particulars to the Rescue of GBT, 20 February 2020, Geneva

2019

  • Claudio Calosi & Juliusz Doboszewski: Quantum Monism & Monogamy of Entanglement, 19 December 2019, Geneva
  • Salim Hirèche: Grounding, Necessity and Blockers, 12 December 2019, Geneva
  • Joshua Babic & Lorenzo Cocco: Plural Logic is Mereosemantics, 5 December 2019, Geneva
  • Peter Simons: Tropes: The Complete Story, 28 November 2019, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: Bolzano's Realism about Properties, 21 November 2019, Geneva
  • Lisa Vogt: Nominalist Dispositionalism Revisited, 14 November 2019, Geneva
  • Nick Zangwill: Carnap, Ontology and Categories: Burial and Praise (at 10:45 in Espace Battelle, part of the 2019 LG2C conference on Kinds - in Philosophy and Its History), 31 October 2019, Geneva
  • Donnchadh O'Conaill: The Problems of Universals, 24 October 2019, Geneva
  • Benjamin Neeser: Stages in Spacetime. The Language of Persistence, 17 October 2019, Geneva
  • François Pellet: A Definition of a Definition of Disease, 10 October 2019, Geneva
  • Soufiane Hamri: Causal Fundamentality, 3 October 2019, Geneva
  • Fabrice Correia: Grounding and Fundamentality, 26 September 2019, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: On Objectual Understanding and Essence, 23 May 2019, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: The Language of Doxa and Appearance, 16 May 2019, Geneva
  • Barry Smith (University of Buffalo): Dialogue Beats the Turing Test, 9 May 2019, Geneva
  • Vincent Grandjean: A Model for the Open Future, 2 May 2019, Geneva
  • Cristian Mariani (University of Milan): Derivative Metaphysical Indeterminacy & Indeterministic Grounding, 18 April 2019, Geneva
  • Pablo Carnino: Grounding in the Philosophy of Science, 11 April 2019, Geneva
  • Stephen Neale (CUNY Graduate Center): Does the Principle of Compositionality Have Any Content, 4 April 2019, Geneva
  • Lorenzo Cocco: The Criterion of Commitment, 28 March 2019, Geneva
  • Baptiste Le Bihan: From String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity to Eternalism, 21 March 2019, Geneva
  • Tiziano Ferrando: Real Patterns and the Metaphysics of Information, 14 March 2019, Geneva
  • Joshua Babic: A System of Axioms for Minkowski Spacetime, 7 March 2019, Geneva
  • Dominik Aeschbacher: A Definition of Essence, 28 February 2019, Geneva
  • Jonas Waechter: Existence Primitivism, 21 February 2019, Geneva

2018

  • Jan Plate: Purely Qualitative Properties and Relations, 20 December 2018, Geneva
  • Maria Scarpati: Metaphysical Haecceitism: Arguments for a Theory, 6 December 2018, Geneva
  • Joshua Babic and Lorenzo Cocco: A Note on Dasgupta's Generalism, 29 November 2018, Geneva
  • Ernesto Perini-Santos (UFMG, Brazil): A Positive Argument for Unarticulated Constituents, 22 November 2018, Geneva
  • Alex Skiles (University of Gothenburg): Essence, Modality and Identity, 15 November 2018, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: Multidimensional Vagueness, 1 November 2018, Geneva
  • Philipp Blum: Being Without Foundations, 25 October 2018, Geneva
  • Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech): Full and Partial Ground, 18 October 2018, Geneva
  • Donnchadh O'Conaill (University of Fribourg): Quantum Holism and Mutual Dependence, 11 October 2018, Geneva
  • Mauro Dorato (University of Rome 3): Presentism and Eternalism as Stances, 5 October 2018, Geneva
  • Claudio Calosi and Damiano Costa: Eagle on Multilocation, 27 September 2018, Geneva
  • Christina Conroy (Morehead University): Deviant Dependence and Entanglement, 31 May 2018, Geneva
  • Salim Hireche: Relativised Essentialism, 24 May 2018, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: Untitled, 17 May 2018, Geneva
  • Moritz Baron: Can Williamson's Counterfactual-based Epistemology of Modality Explain our Knowledge of Mathematical Necessity?, 10 May 2018, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: Bolzano on Definition and the Paradox of Analysis, 3 May 2018, Geneva
  • Donnchadh O'Conaill (University of Fribourg): Against Universalism, 26 April 2018, Geneva
  • Stephen Mumford (Durham University): Are There Negative Kinds?, 19 April 2018, Geneva
  • Fabrice Correia: Unfreezing the Spotlight (joint work with Sven Rosenkranz), 12 April 2018, Geneva
  • Vincent Grandjean: How is the asymmetry between the open future and the fixed past to be characterized?, 29 March 2018, Geneva
  • Ghislain Guigon: The Age of Trickery, 22 March 2018, Geneva
  • Giuliano Torrengo and Cristian Mariani (University of MIlan): Against Quantum Mechanical Objections to Metaphysical Supervaluationism, 15 March 2018, Geneva
  • Philipp Blum: Being, Totality and the Transcendentals, 8 March 2018, Geneva
  • Lisa Vogt: Dispositional Essentialism and the Connection between Essence, Grounding and Fundamentality, 1 March 2018, Geneva
  • Karen Crowther: When Do We Stop Digging? Conditions on a Fundamental Theory of Physics, 22 February 2018, Geneva

2017

  • Jonas Waechter (University of Bristol): In Defense of Ordinary Objects and a Naturalistic Answer to the Special Composition Question, 21 December 2017, Geneva
  • Philipp Blum: Essence and Existence, 14 December 2017, Geneva
  • Paolo Natali: States of Affairs in Aristotle, Categories 12, 7 December 2017, Geneva
  • Benjamin Neeser: Stages in Spacetime, 30 November 2017, Geneva
  • Nathan Davies: Negative Truths, Falsehoods, Quantification and Denial, 27 November 2017, Lugano
  • eidos 10 years anniversary celebration, 23 November 2017, Geneva
  • Pablo Carnino: Humean Laws, Circularity and Contrastivity, 16 November 2017, Geneva
  • Dominik Aeschbacher: Grounding as a four-place relation, 2 November 2017, Geneva
  • Baptiste Le Bihan: How To Travel Light into the Non-Spatial: Space Emergence in an Ontological Flat World, 26 October 2017, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: No Title, 19 October 2017, Geneva
  • Maria Scarpati: Metaphysical Haecceitism and the Individuals Assumption, 12 October 2017, Geneva
  • Joe Gough: Still no argument for causal exclusion, 11 October 2017, Lugano
  • Jonas Werner: Immediate Grounding, Dense Grounding and the Layered Structure of Reality, 5 October 2017, Geneva
  • Francesco Berto (University of Amsterdam): Parthood and Identity in a Structural World, 29 September 2017, Geneva
  • Brendan Balcerak Jackson (University of Miami), Semantics as a Guide to Ground, 31 May 2017, Geneva
  • Tobias Wahlberg (University of Lund): Causal Powers and Social Ontology, 24 May 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University)​: The Banach-Tarski Paradox, 24 May 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Philipp Blum: Contingent Necessary Truths, 17 May 2017, Geneva
  • Dominik Aeschbacher: Essence, Ground and the Paradox of Analysis, 10 May 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Paolo Natali: Priority, Truth-Making and States of Affairs in Aristotle, Categories 12, 3 May 2017, Geneva
  • Vincent Grandjean: A Temporal Asymmetry, 26 April 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Robert Michels: Metaphysical Indeterminacy as Indeterminate Actuality, 12 April 2017, Geneva
  • Benjamin Neeser: Persistence and Explanation, 5 April 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Alex Steinberg (University of Zurich): Pleonastic Propositions and the Face Value Theory, 29 March 2017, Geneva
  • Claudio Calosi: Enduring Problems of Location, 22 March 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Damiano Costa: Six Ways of Being in Time, 15 March 2017, Geneva
  • Jan Plate: Basic Positionalism, 8 March 2017, Neuchâtel
  • Ghislain Guigon: Structural Parsimony, 1 March 2017, Geneva

2016

  • Fabrice Correia: Real Definitions, 21 December 2016, Neuchâtel
  • Wlodek Rabinowicz: Incommensurability meets risk, 14 December 2016, Geneva
  • Claudio Calosi & Ghislain Guigon: The Many as Modes of the Wave, 7 December 2016, Neuchâtel
  • Donnchadh O’Connaill: What is it to be F?, 30 November 2016, Geneva
  • Antony Eagle: Supendurantism, 23 November 2016, Neuchâtel
  • Paolo Natali: The Impossible is Possible: Formalising a Positively Medieval Fallacy, 16 November 2016, Geneva
  • Robert Michels: Essentiality and the Grounding of Truth, 2 November 2016, Geneva
  • Benjamin Neeser: Objects, Persons, and Powers, 26 October 2016, Geneva
  • Philipp Blum: Processes and Changes, 19 October 2016, Neuchâtel
  • Corine Besson: A Note on MacFarlane's Relativism about Future Contingents, 12 October 2016, Geneva
  • Jan Plate: Intrinsic Properties and Relations, 5 October 2016, Neuchâtel
  • Michael Clark: Derivative Grounding, 28 September 2016, Geneva
  • Giovanni Merlo: The Subjective Grounds of Consciousness, 21 September 2016, Neuchâtel

eidos events

  • Summer school: A Summer School with Kit Fine, Ligerz/Gléresse, 7-14 June 2023.
  • Talk: Murat Sariyar (Bern University of Applied Sciences), "Formal Ontologies, Identity and Identification - Applying (analytical) philosophy for real-world problems", Tuesday 9 May at 14:15, Colladon (Rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon 2).

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2011

  • Workshop: Philosophical Modal Logic, 7 October 2011
  • Conference: Time and Explanation, 14-17 September 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: The Metaphysics and the Epistemology of Essence and Exemplification, 28-29 August 2011
  • Workshop: Properties and Plurals, 27 June 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: Exemplification, 10-11 June 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: Properties, parts and values, 28-29 May 2011
  • Workshop: Organic Unities, 26-27 May 2011
  • Workshop: Affective Dynamics, 20-21 May 2011
  • Workshop: BCN-GVA meeting, 12-13 May 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: Universals and Tropes, 22-23 April 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: Truthmaking, 2-3 April 2011
  • Workshop: Metaphysics graduate school 2011: Grounding and determination, 4-5 March 2011

2010

  • Workshop: PETAF Workshop, 8-10 December 2010
  • Workshop: Science et métaphysique, 26 November 2010
  • Workshop: Non-Propositional Intentionality, 13-14 November 2010
  • Workshop: Contingentism, 24-26 September 2010
  • Workshop: The Metaphysics of Time, 27-28 August 2010
  • Workshop: Perceiving and Feeling, 5 July 2010
  • Workshop: BCN-GVA meeting, 2-3 June 2010
  • Talk: Hugh Mellor, 27 May 2010
  • Workshop: Fiction and Imagination, 28-30 April 2010
  • Workshop: Grounding, Explanation, and Dependence, 26 March 2010

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