CFP: Space, Time, and Location, Part II

Submission deadline: December 1, 2023

Conference date(s):
May 17, 2024 - May 20, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis
Davis, United States

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We are now inviting proposals for presentations at the workshop Space, Time and Location, Part II to be held in Davis, California, May 17-20, 2024. The workshop is part of the Australian Research Council funded project, Everything in its Place.

The metaphysics of persistence has obvious connections with the physics of matter. The 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.

We anticipate being able to offer 2–4 slots to submitted presentations. Proposed papers should be able to be presented in no more than 45 minutes. Priority will be given to early-career researchers (current graduate students and those within 5 years post-PhD). We also anticipate being able to make a contribution to travel costs for accepted presenters. 

Please submit proposals via email to Cody Gilmore at [email protected]. Your email should contain the following information:

  1. Title
  2. 750–1000 word detailed abstract
  3. Your contact details and institutional affiliation.

Submissions are due by December 1, 2023, and notification of successful submissions will be provided by January 15, 2024.

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