Identity and Quantification

December 17, 2018 - December 18, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

European Research Institute, room G51
European Research Institute, Pritchatts Road
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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New York University
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Oslo
University of Edinburgh

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University of Birmingham

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Identity and Quantification workshop in Birmingham

Date & time:Monday 17 December 2018 (12.30-5.30pm) – Tuesday 18 December 2018 (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 on identity and quantification.

Schedule for Monday 17th:

-- 12.30 - 2pm – Jeremy Goodman (USC), “Classical opacity”

-- break

-- 2.15 - 3.45pm – Andreas Ditter (NYU), “A theory of essence”

-- coffee break 

-- 4 – 5.30pm – Øystein Linnebo (Oslo), “Type theory and the question of Expressibility”

-- after 5.30pm – drink on campus

Schedule for Tuesday 18th:

-- 9.45 – 11.15am – Brian Rabern (Edinburgh), “Against Fregean predicate logic”

-- coffee break 

-- 11.30am – 1pm – Bruno Jacinto (St Andrews), “Modal semantics and higher-order metaphysics”

The workshop is free and open to all.

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

If you have any questions, please contact the organiser, Nick Jones at (nick.k.jones@bham.ac.uk).

Call for Papers

There will be space for up to 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 abstract of up to 1,000 words to Nick Jones (n.k.jones@bham.ac.uk) before Tuesday 23 October. The subject line of your message should read “Identity 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 before 6 November 2018.

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail, 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. 

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, 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 Nick Jones (n.k.jones@bham.ac.uk) before Tuesday 23 October: (i) a brief cv, and (ii) a brief account (one or two paragraphs) of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Identity workshop”. Applicants will be notified before 6 November 2018.

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, up to £90). Any student currently enrolled on a postgraduate course in philosophy is eligible to apply.

Applicants should send the following to Nick Jones (n.k.jones@bham.ac.uk) before Tuesday 23 October: (i) a brief cv, and (ii) a brief account (one or two paragraphs) of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Identity workshop”. Applicants will be notified before 6 November 2018.

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