Properties and Predication

December 13, 2017 - December 14, 2017
Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Room G51
ERI Building, Pritchatts Road
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Sponsor(s):

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council

All speakers:

Salvatore Florio
University of Birmingham
Peter Fritz
University of Oslo
Bob Hale
University of Sheffield
Nicholas K Jones
University of Birmingham
Syracuse University
Rob Trueman
University of York

Organisers:

Nicholas K Jones
University of Birmingham
Rob Trueman
University of York

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Properties and Predication Worskhop

Date & time: Wednesday 13 December (12.30-5.30pm) – Thursday 14 December (9.30am-1pm)

Location: ERI Building room G51 (building G3 on this map), University of Birmingham, UK.

Workshop description

The AHRC-funded Higher-Order Metaphysics project at the University of Birmingham will host an informal workshop examining foundational questions about properties and predication that lie at the intersection of metaphysics with the philosophy of logic.

Schedule

Wednesday 13 December

  • 12.30 - 2pm – Bob Hale (Sheffield)
  • 2.15 - 3.45pm – Salvatore Florio (Birmingham) & Nicholas K Jones (Birmingham), “Unrestricted quantification and the structure of type theory”
  • 4 – 5.30pm – Peter Fritz (Oslo), “Predication and existence”

Thursday 14 December

  • 9.30 – 11am – Rob Trueman (York)
  • 11.15am – 12.45pm -  Michael Rieppel (Syracuse), “Denoting and disquoting”

The workshop is free and open to all.

Registration is not required, but please let one of the organisers know if you’re planning on attending so that we can arrange appropriate catering.

If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact the organisers:

·      Rob Trueman: rob.trueman@york.ac.uk

·      Nick Jones: nick.k.jones@bham.ac.uk

Call for Papers

There will be space for two submitted papers to be presented at the workshop. Submissions are welcome on any topics relevant to the workshop theme broadly construed.

If you would like to present, send an extended abstract of up to 2,000 words and suitable for blind review to George Dibble (G.Dibble@bham.ac.uk) by 12 noon on Monday 16 October. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and predication workshop”. Please include your details in the body of the message, as well as indicating whether you would like to be considered for an early-career or graduate bursary (see below). Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November.

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90) for authors of selected papers. In the event of a budget surplus, we will aim to help with international travel costs too. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Early-Career Bursaries

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund two early-career bursaries. Each bursary will cover overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90). Early-career scholars working in any area relevant to the workshop theme are eligible to apply. Anyone within eight years of award of their PhD counts as early-career for these purposes.

Applicants should send the following to George Dibble (G.Dibble@bham.ac.uk): (i) a brief cv, and (ii) a brief account of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and predication workshop”. Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November. Recipients of bursaries are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Graduate Student Bursaries

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund two graduate student bursaries. Each bursary will cover overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90). Any student currently enrolled on a postgraduate course in philosophy is eligible to apply.

Applicants should send the following to George Dibble (G.Dibble@bham.ac.uk): (i) a brief cv, and (ii) a brief account of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and predication workshop”. Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November. Recipients of bursaries are expected to attend the entire workshop.

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