Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation ("Fundamentality and Perspectivality", 101115-135419), eidos, the Centre for Metaphysics at the University of Geneva, organises a graduate course consisting of five workshops. The aim of the workshops is to give Swiss philosophers the opportunity to discuss some issues of recent controversy with some of the best international philosophers in the field.

Students participating in the closely connected graduate seminar "How Things Are" are especially welcome to attend.

The workshops take place at the University of Geneva and are open to anyone interested. To faciliate organisation, please tell me what meals you want to attend at least one week in advance (see below).

The workshops are open to everyone. No registration fees.

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Geneva, June 10 and 11. The conference starts on the morning of Friday, the 10th, and ends on the evening of Saturday, the 11th of June.

Invited speakers: Mark Textor (confirmed), Howard Peacock (confirmed), Javier Cumpa (confirmed).

  • Friday (B 108, Uni Bastions, UniGE's main building)
    • 9.15-10.45: Mark Textor, Fregean Concepts I
    • 11-12.30: Mark Textor, Fregean Concepts II
    • lunch at Emilios, rue Leschot 7 (0223216185)
    • 14-15.30: Philipp Keller, What Universals Essentially Are
    • 15.45-17.15: Javier Cumpa, In One: The Bearer Issue and the Principles of Exemplification
    • 17.30-18.30: discussion: Baxter (not Armstrong) on exemplification as partial identity
    • 20 dinner at the St. Jean, 4 rue du Vieux-Billard (0223283444)
  • Saturday (L 208, 2, rue de Candolle)
    • 10-11.30: Howard Peacock, Bradley's Regress, Truthmaking, and Constitution (handout, paper)
    • 11.45-12.30: discussion: Bradley's regress and the unity of the proposition
    • lunch at Remor, Place du Cirque 3 (0223281270)
    • 14-15.30: Philipp Keller, Exemplification as parthood
    • 15.45-17.15: Javier Cumpa, In Two: The Universal, the Location and the Connection Issues
    • 17.30-18.30: round table
    • 20 dinner at at the Bain des Pâquis, quai du Mont-Blanc 34 (0227381616)