Space, Time, and Location, Part II

May 17, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis

Davis 95616
United States

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  • Australian Research Council


Università degli Studi di Urbino
Università della Svizzera Italiana
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Pittsburgh
University of California, Davis
Kansas State University
California Baptist University
Università della Svizzera Italiana
University of Geneva
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Southern California
Columbia University
University of Kentucky


University of Adelaide
University of California, Davis
University of Southern California

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The metaphysics of persistence has obvious connections with the physics of matter. This workshop aims to bring together metaphysicians and philosophers of physics to explore foundational questions about spacetime, material objects, and the nature of locative relations between them. Speakers will explore the historical and conceptual dimensions of debates over topics including:

  • The prospects of supersubstantivalism, and the role of objects/particles in physical theory;
  • The nature of location in quantum mechanics;
  • The fundamentality of spacetime, and the metaphysics of space and time;
  • The locative turn in the metaphysics of persistence;
  • The ontology of field theories;
  • The role of spacetime in formulations of quantum mechanics.

Registration will be free but required for organizational purposes, and numbers are strictly limited due to room capacity and catering constraints. Please register via email to the organiser; you will be contacted closer to the event with further details.

The workshop is part of the Australian Research Council funded project, Everything in its Place (Chief Investigator, Antony Eagle, Partner Investigators, Cody Gilmore, Shieva Kleinschmidt)

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May 16, 2024, 5:00pm PST

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Scuola Normale Superiore
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