The themes of this workshop are the nature, varieties, and prospects of explanation in metaphysical inquiry, and will be held at the University of Neuchâtel on behalf of the University of Neuchâtel, the University of Geneva, and eidos – the Centre in Metaphysics.

Workshop organizers: Fabrice Correia (University of Neuchâtel) and Alexander Skiles (University of Geneva)

Click here for a copy of the poster to distribute far and wide, and click here for a printable version of the programme.

Saturday 22 June

  • 9:45 – 11:00 Kit Fine (New York University) – “A Theory of Truth-Conditional Content”
  • 11:15 – 12:30 Stephan Leuenberger (University of Glasgow) – “Reductive Explanation and the Logic of Totality”
  • 12:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 15:45 Brad Weslake (University of Rochester) – “Explanation and the Explanatory Gap”
  • 16:00 – 17:15 Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins (University of British Columbia/University of Aberdeen) – “Analyticity and Indeterminacy: Blaming Semantics and Blaming the World”

Sunday 23 June

  • 8:45 – 10:00 Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva) – “Because, Because, Because”
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Shamik Dasgupta (Princeton University) – “Metaphysical Rationalism”
  • 11:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 15:15 Benjamin Schnieder (University of Hamburg) – “On Ground and Consequence”
  • 15:30 – 16:45 Jon Litland (University of Oslo) – “Pure Logics of Many-Many Ground”

IMPORTANT REMINDER: To attend, please contact one of the workshop organizers by Sunday 2 June. If you wish to attend only a proper part of the workshop, please indicate so.

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