Grounding and Reduction

January 23, 2018 - January 24, 2018
Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Maison de la Recherche, Room D035
28 rue Serpente
Paris 75005
France

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Université Paris-Sorbonne

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**January 23rd**

9:30 – Welcome and introduction, by Jean-Baptiste Rauzy (Paris IV) and Cyrgue Dessauce (Paris IV)

9:45 – Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki) : “Special Science Laws and Higher-Level Kinds”

10:55 – Max Kistler (Paris I) : “Tools for analyzing constitution”

12:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, CNRS & University of Bordeaux) with Alexandre Guay (Université catholique de Louvain) : “Right out of the box : how to situate metaphysics of science in relation to other metaphysical approaches.”

15:05 – Grégoire Lefftz (Paris IV) : “A conciliatory stance on metaphysics’ naturalization”

16:10 – Break

16:25 – Anouk Barberousse (Paris IV) with Stéphani Ruphy (Université de Lyon) : “Natural Kinds : A New Synthesis”


**January 24th**

9:30 – Welcome 

9:45 – Cédric Paternotte (Paris IV) : “Reduction and the peculiar case of joint action"

10:55 – Julian Tricard (Paris IV) : “Grounding regularities on laws of nature : a problem for Armstrong’s theory of universals"

12:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Pascal Ludwig (Paris IV) : “Representationalism and the Paraphenomenal Hypothesis"

15:05 – Igor Douven (CNRS, Paris IV) : “Upside-down reductive metaphysics”

**Contact and further information** Cyrgue Dessauce : c.dessauce-at-gmail.com ; Professor Jean-Baptiste Rauzy : jean-baptiste.rauzy-at-paris-sorbonne.fr  

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