Metaphysics sans phrase. 10 years of eidos - the centre for metaphysics


23-24 November 2017


Thursday 23

9:30-10:50 Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin), Is the concept of mereological sum really necessary? Commentator: Ghislain Guigon (Geneva, Neuchâtel) or Claudio Calosi (Geneva)

11:00-12:20 Stephan Leuenberger (Glasgow), Inscrutable Cross-Family Sentences. Commentator: Robert Michels (Neuchâtel)


14:00-15:20 Natalja Deng (Yonsei University, Seoul), What is Temporal Ontology? Commentator: Benjamin Neeser (Geneva)

15:30-16:50 Jacek Wawer (Krakow), Metaphysics of Branching Possibilities. Commentator: Riccardo Baratella (Padova)

17:10-18:30 Sven Rosenkranz (Barcelona), The Logic of Justification. Commentator: Damiano Costa (USI, ISFI)

Friday 24

9:30-10:50 Fraser MacBride (Manchester), The Reality of Relations. Commentator: Maria Scarpati (Neuchâtel)

11:00-12:20 Philipp Blum (Lucerne), Essence and Existence. Commentator: Pablo Carnino (Geneva)


14:00-15:20 Gonzalo Rodríguez-Peryera (Oxford), Kant and Possible Worlds. Commentator: Jessica Leech (King's College London)

15:30-16:50 Johannes Stern (Bristol), From 'because' via 'truth' to 'grounds'. Commentator: Fabrice Correia (Geneva)

17:10-18:30 Alex Skiles (NYU), Can Metaphysical Grounding be a Type of Explanation? Commentator: Alex Skiles (NYU)

19:30 Workshop dinner at Le Dorian, Place René-Payot 1.


Room B111 / Bastions building (map) / Rue De-Candolle 5 / University of Geneva


Claudio Calosi, Fabrice Correia, Robert Michels, Alex Skiles