Stanford Encyclopedia in Philosophy entry on Metaphysical Explanation
We’re very happy to announce that our research group have been honored with the task of writing the Stanford Encyclopedia in Philosophy entry on Metaphysical Explanation. Expect it Spring 2020!
Workshop in Umeå
Friday, June 14 2019, 14.30-16.55, the project organizes a workshop on Metaphysical Explanation in connection with the 2019 Swedish Congress in Philosophy, this year organized by philosophers at Umeå University. The workshop features brief presentations by Alexander Skiles, Gabriel Rabin, Andrew Brenner, Robin Stenwall, and Anna-Sofia Maurin. For a full program with abstracts, go here. For the Swedish Congress in Philosophy website, go here.
Workshop in Birmingham
Jan 10-11 2019, Alastair Wilson’s ERC-funded FraMephys-project organizes a workshop in Birmingham, and the Metaphysical Explanation Group acts as coorganizers, primarly by commenting on several of the talks.
Update: here is a short report from that event.
4th Workshop on Metaphysical Explanaion – in Lund
August 27-29 we organize yet another workshop on Metaphysical Explanation. This time, we convene at the department of philosophy, Lund University (in room B538, LUX). The workshop will feature presentations by Robin Stenwall, Alexander Skiles, Andrew Brenner, Naomi Thompson, Anna-Sofia Maurin and Kelly Trogdon. For more information, please visit the workshop webpage (here). If you want to register (free of charge) send an e-mail to Anna-Sofia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Day Workshop on Metaphysical Explanation and the Philosophy of Mind
June 16, Naomi Thompson and Darragh Byrne organized a one-day workshop on metaphysical explanation and the philosophy of mind. Speakers included Naomi and Darragh plus Gabe Rabin (NYU/Abu Dhabi), Pär Sundström (Umeå), Martine Nida-Rümelin and Donnchadh O’Conaill (both Fribourg). Here are some pictures…
Conference II: update
Great event with lots of intersting talks and fruitful discussion. Here we all are:
February 13-14 it is time for our second conference on the project’s theme. Confirmed speakers so far include Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University), Einar Duenger Bohn (Agder University), Daniel Giberman (University of Texas at Arlington), Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham), David Kovacs (Tel Aviv University), Elanor Taylor (Johns Hopkins University), and Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech). For more information, please visit our (continually updated) conference-website here.
2nd One-Day Workshop: update
A great second workshop with talks from all the members of our research group (which now also includes Andrew Brenner) plus Ricki Bliss. As always, I go so caught up in the philosophy that I forgot to take any pictures. The day after the workshop we did manage to take a photo of the members of our research group, though (first one with all of us in one at once!)…
2nd One-Day Workshop on Metaphysical Explanation
Our upcoming workshop – Sep 12 – now has a website! Check it out for updated information. To register: e-mail Anna-Sofia at email@example.com.
Funding from the Swedish Research Council (VR)
Right before summer holidays begun we got word that we will receive approximately 142 000 SEK for co-funding of our next conference Metaphysical Explanation – Unionism or Separatism from the Swedish Research Council. The conference will take place in February 2018. Stay tuned for more news!
Successful first workshop!
We had a great first workshop in May (and we’ve already planned another one for September and a conference for February 2018, see further news below). We also finally got around to taking some pictures. Here is one of the group (minus Robin, who had to catch a train unfortunately) looking absolutely fabulous:
Andrew Brenner joins the project
Starting in January 2018, Andrew Brenner (University of Notre Dame) joins the project as a postdoctoral researcher (18 months). Welcome!
Kelly Trogdon visiting researcher Fall 2018
We just received word that we got funding for a 4 month research stay for Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech) Fall 2018. It will be great having him visit!
February 13-14 2018 we host our second conference. This time the theme will be the distinction between so-called ‘unionism’ and ‘separatism’ (i.e., the question whether grounding is or merely backs metaphysical explanation. Speakers and commentators – not including members of our research group – include: Helen Beebee, Ricki Bliss, Einar Bohn, Andrew Brenner, Dan Giberman, David Kovacs, Elanor Taylor, Kelly Trogdon, and Alastair Wilson (note that participation has not been finally confirmed yet)
September 12 we host our second one-day workshop on the project’s theme. Attendance is open and free of charge. More info soon.
May 11 (in room T340, Olof Wijksgatan 6) we host our first one-day workshop on the project’s theme. Attendance is open and free of charge (although we’d appreciate it if you let us know in advance that you are planning to come). More info here.
18-month post-doc: deadline March 13
The application for our 18-month postdoc on the project’s theme is now closed. Expect a decision in a few week’s time.
Einar Duenger Bohn visits Gothenburg
First two weeks of May 2017, Einar Duenger Bohn (professor of philosophy at Agder University, Norway) visits Gothenburg. Einar will meet with the project group, and work on finishing his book on composition as identity.
Einar’s website can be found here.