Themes from Baxter

Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation ("The Metaphysics of Representation", 101115-141421), 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, in particular PhD students, the opportunity to discuss some issues of recent controversy with some of the best international philosophers in the field.

The workshops take place at the University of Geneva and are free. Advance Registration is required, as the SNSF asks for a list of participating PhD students. To faciliate discussion, participants should commit to participating in the whole of the workshop.

Programme (click here for a print-out):

Geneva, May 26 - May 28. The conference starts on the morning of Saturday, the 26th of May, and ends on the evening of Monday, the 28th of May.

Speakers (confirmed): Don Baxter, Alessandro Giordani, Jason Turner, Ingvar Johansson.

  • Saturday (L208; 2, rue de Candolle; 2nd floor):
    • 10.30-12: Don Baxter, "Aspects"
    • lunch
    • 13.30-15: Alessandro Giordani, "Aspects theory and Aspectual identity"
    • 15.15-16.45: Philipp Keller, "Aspects and Respects"
    • 17-18: discussion session: Aspects, respects, and tropes
    • dinner
  • Sunday (L208; 2, rue de Candolle; 2nd floor):
    • 10.30-12: Jason Turner, "Composition as Identity"
    • lunch
    • 13.30-15: Don Baxter, "Self-Differing and Leibniz's Law"
    • 15.15-16.45: Philipp Keller, "Grounding, constitution and determination"
    • 17-18: discussion session: Composition as identity
    • dinner
  • Monday (L208; 2, rue de Candolle; 2nd floor):
    • 10.30-12: Ingvar Johansson, "Instantiation as Partial Identity - some critical comments"
    • lunch
    • 13.30-15: Don Baxter, "Identity, Discernibility, and Composition"
    • 15.15-16.45: Philipp Keller, "Exemplification is Partial Identity"
    • 17-18: discussion session: Exemplification, Identity and Partial Identity
    • dinner