Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CFP: Reality Making: Exploring Fundamentals in Metaphysics

University of Nottingham, 10-12 July 2012

***Conference description***

The conference will focus on recent debates in metaphysics surrounding questions of grounding, fundamentality, essentialism and the monism vs pluralism debate. Confirmed invited speakers: Elizabeth Barnes (Leeds), Terry Horgan (Arizona), Laurie Paul (Chapel Hill), Sònia Roca Royes (Stirling) and Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers/ANU).

Registration details will follow shortly. Some Analysis grants will be available for graduate student participation. Please contact Mark Jago (mark.jago@nottingham.ac.uk) for more information.

***Call for papers***

We are accepting submissions for contributed papers on the topics listed above and related topics. We are also interested in papers which relate any of these topics to the philosophy of science. Please send an abstract of 1,000 words to mark.jago@nottingham.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012.

***Call for respondents***

Each of our invited talks will be followed by a short reply, given by an early-career researcher (at PhD, postdoc or equivalent stage). If you are interested in giving one of these replies, and are familiar with some of the topics of the conference (grounding, fundamentality, monism vs pluralism, essential properties) or with the work of one of our keynote speakers (Laurie Paul, Jonathan Schaffer, Elizabeth Barnes, Terry Horgan, or Sònia Roca Royes) on the conference topics, please send (i) a 2-page CV and (ii) a short writing sample to mark.jago@nottingham.ac.uk. Deadline: 1 April 2012.

For more information on the conference, please contact one of the organisers, Mark Jago (mark.jago@nottingham.ac.uk) or Stephen Barker (stephen.barker@nottingham.ac.uk). The conference is generously funded by a Mind Major Conference Grant and an Analysis Grant.