Higher-Order Metaphysics of Ground
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)
- Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
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The last decades have seen two paradigm shifts in theoretical philosophy. One concerns explanation and has resulted in the rehabilitation of metaphysical or grounding explanations. The other concerns quantification and has resulted in the rehabilitation of higher-order quantification as a useful tool in formulating metaphysical theories. This conference is concerned with a natural point of contact between these two developments: the higher-order metaphysics of ground.
The conference will bring together philosophers working on ground and/or on higher-order metaphysics to explore:
- the potential of higher-order resources to elucidate the notion and workings of ground (and related phenomena)
- the potential of ground-theoretic resources to shed light on the metaphysical world view of higher-orderism.
Attendance is free, but please register by email: [email protected].
February 24, 2023, 9:00am CET