CFP: Truth and Grounds

Submission deadline: January 15, 2015

Conference date(s):
May 24, 2015 - May 29, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich
Ascona, Switzerland

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eidos – the Centre for Metaphysics – is proud to announce


24 -29 May, 2015 at
Mount Truth, Ascona, Switzerland

and invites abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.

We invite abstracts suitable for a 30-minute presentation and of no longer than 500 words. The author should not be identified in the abstract. Please indicate in a separate cover sheet your name, affiliation, month and year of PhD and contact details. Submissions must be in .doc or .pdf format and should be sent to [email protected]. The submission email should have the subject “NEW SUBMISSION: TRUTH AND GROUNDS”. Papers must address the topics of the conference as described in the conference description below. We especially encourage submissions from doctoral students and early career scholars. We hope to make a substantial contribution to all reasonable expenses of selected speakers.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2015 (23:59 Central European Time).

What is truth? One view of the nature of truth has it that it is a very thin notion, perhaps even a superfluous notion. According to another view, truth is a very thick notion. For example, one might think that every truth is a truth because it has a truth-maker, a ground. But what is a ground? The notion of grounding is intimately linked to the notion of explanation. Many think that a theory of grounding is required to understand the notion of truth-making and so, it is argued, truth. The conference aims to explore theories of truth, or of grounding, or of their relation to one another.

The conference will be held at the Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, a resort on Lake Maggiore, which serves as the meeting platform of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich.

The provisional list of confirmed speakers includes: Fabrice Correia (Neuchâtel), Kit Fine (NYU), Paul Horwich (NYU), Stephan Kraemer (Hamburg), Fraser Macbride (Glasgow), Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg), Alex Skiles (Neuchâtel), Peter Simons (Dublin).

Please direct any questions to the conference organizers at [email protected]

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