Metaphysical Explanation II: unionism or separatism

February 13, 2018 - February 14, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Olof Wijksgatan 6


  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
  • Vetenskapsrådet
  • Wilhelm och Maria Lundgrens fond

All speakers:

Ricki Bliss
Lehigh University
Andrew Brenner
University of Notre Dame
Einar Duenger Bohn
University of Agder
Dan Giberman
University of Texas at Arlington
Lina Jansson
University of Nottingham
David Kovacs
Tel Aviv University
Anna-Sofia Maurin
University of Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Robin Stenwall
Lund University
Elanor Taylor
Johns Hopkins University
Naomi Thompson
University of Southampton
Kelly Trogdon
Virginia Tech


Anna-Sofia Maurin
University of Gothenburg

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This is the second conference organized as part of the reseach project Metaphysical Explanation (webpage here: It focuses on two things: (1) the choice between what is sometimes called unionism (i.e., the view that grounding is explanatory per se) and separatism (the view that grounding and explanation are distinct) and (2) the analogy (given separatism) between grounding/metaphysical explanation and causation causal explanation. The conference will feature both talks and comments.

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February 2, 2018, 1:00pm CET

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