A Fresh Look at Bradley's Regress

Eleventh eidos meeting, 6th to 7th December 2008, Geneva

Click here for a programme.

The topic is Bradley's regress. Participants:

  • Arianna Betti
  • Amanda Garcia
  • Richard Gaskin
  • Aleksandar Kellenberg
  • Philipp Keller
  • Nick Mantegani
  • Anna-Sofia Maurin
  • Bo Meinertsen
  • Francesco Orilia
  • Benjamin Schnieder
  • Bill Vallicella
  • Jan Willem Wieland

Please check the discussion going on here: http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2008/11/francesco-ori-1.html.

All papers are pre-read, to maximise time for discussion. Speakers will presuppose that all participants have read the relevant material (see below for the papers/abstracts/slides and relevant papers).

Go here for some pictures of the workshop (thanks to Francesco Orilia!).

Location: L208, 2nd floor, 2 rue de Candolle (same building than the department of philosophy). Door code for Sunday: 1976.

Saturday, 6th of December

  • 8.30-8.35 Philipp Keller: Welcome
  • 8.35-9 Jan-Willem Wieland: "A Map of the Territory"
  • 9-10 Bill Vallicella: "Trope Theory and Bradley's Regress" (click here for the paper)
  • 10-11 Francesco Orilia: "Fact Infinitism and Ontological Dependence"
  • 11-12 Aleksandar Kellenberg: "Bradley's Regress from a Radical Pragmatist Point of View"
  • Lunch at "Emilios"
  • 13.30-14.30 Bo Meinertsen: "Bradley's Regress and a Relation as the Unifier of States of Affairs"
  • 14.30-15.30 Anna-Sofia Maurin: "Why there are tropes"
  • 16-17 Arianna Betti: "Bradley's Regress and Mereological Responsibility"
  • 17-18.30 Open Discussion
  • Dinner at the "Escalade"

Sunday, 7th of December

  • 10-11 Richard Gaskin:"Bradley's Regress and the Unity of the Proposition"
  • 11-12 Benjamin Schnieder: "Remarks on the Unity of the Proposition"
  • Lunch at the "CafŽ du Rond Point"
  • 13.30-14.30 Nick Mantegani: "Reassessing the "Standard" Realist Responses to the Bradley Regress"
  • 14.30-15.30 Jan Willem Wieland, "Do the Same Thing in Similar Cases"
  • 16-17 Philipp Keller: "Why Bradley's Regress is harmless"
  • 17-18.30 Open discussion
  • Fondue at the "Bain des Pâquis"