Grounding and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop 2024

July 25, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (UK)

United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • Analysis Trust
  • Mind Association


Université de Fribourg
University of Leeds


University of Southampton
University of Southampton

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Grounding and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop 2024


Venue: University of Bristol, UK


Date: July 25–26, 2024

We plan to begin and conclude the workshop at around lunchtime on each day to allow time for people to travel to and from Bristol.


The theme of this year’s workshop is applications of grounding and metaphysical explanation. In line with this theme, we’re particularly interested in submissions on applied issues (e.g.) in ethics, mind, theology, law, science, social ontology, mathematics, and wider issues of metaphysics. Papers on the natures of grounding and metaphysical explanation will also be considered.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ralf Bader – Université de Fribourg

Professor Alastair Wilson – University of Leeds

Abstract guidelines

We invite abstracts of 750–1000 words from people of all career stages.

Presentations will be 40 minutes long and followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

Submission instructions

Please send your abstract to [email protected] by April 26, 2024.

Abstracts should be prepared in Word or PDF documents and prepared for blind review.

Please include your full name, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the email. The subject line should be ‘Grounding and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop’.

Applicants will be notified of the decision regarding their submissions by May 31, 2024.


The Grounding and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop is generously supported by the Mind Association and the Analysis Trust.

There will be no conference fee and refreshments will be provided. We will go for dinner at a local restaurant on the 25th and we will be able to cover the cost of the meal for all speakers.

In addition, we’re able to offer a number of Analysis-funded bursaries to attendees who are postgraduate students or under-employed recent postgraduates. The bursary includes up to 50% of the cost of accommodation. Giving a paper is not required to apply for the bursary.


We’re following the BPA/SWIP guidelines for accessible conferences. Please contact the organisers for further information.

Workshop organisers


Will Moorfoot ([email protected]), University of Southampton

James Ross ([email protected]), University of Southampton

We very much look forward to your contributions.

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