Metaphysical Explanation Workshop

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University of Virginia
Princeton University
University of Bristol
University of Toronto at Scarborough

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University of St. Andrews
University of St. Andrews

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Description: The purpose of the workshop is to bring together and promote research in the nature of metaphysical explanation, exploring what it is and how it works. In addition, the workshop seeks to explore the applications of metaphysical explanation to issues in metaphysics and related issues in analytic philosophy.

Speakers: Naomi Thompson (University of Bristol), Jessica Wilson (University of Toronto), Boris Kment (Princeton University), and Ross Cameron (University of Virginia).

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE (Note: All times are in British Summer Time):Every time slot includes: the main talk (45 mins), a commentary and reply (15 mins) and Q&A (15 mins).

11:55 – 12:00 Preliminary Remarks

12:00 – 13:15 Naomi Thompson: “Social Metaphysical Explanation”

13:15 – 13:30 Break

13:30 – 14:45 Boris Kment: “Ground, Paradox, and the Gappiness of Reality”

14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:15 Ross Cameron: “Explanation and Plenitude in Non-Well-Founded Set Theories”

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:45 Jessica Wilson: “Metaphysical Skepticism, Relativized Metaphysical Modality, and Moderate Modal Naturalism”

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May 26, 2024, 5:00pm UTC

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