PMW2: Second PERSP Metaphysics Workshop. Barcelona, 17-18 May 2012.

The Second PERSP Metaphysics Workshop will be held on 17-18 May 2012 at the University of Barcelona.

Organized by Dan López de Sa (ICREA-UB) & Moritz Schulz (UB), sponsored by PERSP B1. Assistant to the organization: Gonçalo Santos (UB)

This is the second of a series of workshops on the topics of PERSP Workpackage on Issues in Metaphysics — truthmaking, indeterminacy, grounding, and the meta-metaphysical and logical aspects of the discussions on these notions.


Thursday 17 May
10:30 Welcoming Coffee
11.00 - 13.00 Thomas Hofweber (North Carolina): "Are There Completely Ineffable Aspects of Reality?", comments by Sven Rosenkranz (ICREA-UB).
15.00 - 17.00 Alexander Steinberg (Hamburg): "Global versus Strong Supervenience", comments by Giuliano Torrengo (UB).
17.30 - 19.30 Sònia Roca (Stirling): "Rethinking Origin Essentialism", comments by Stpehan Torre (UB).

Friday 18 May
10:30 Welcoming Coffee
11.00 - 13.00 Matti Eklund (Cornell): "The Ontologese Quantifier", comments by Bryan Pickel (UB).
15.00 - 17.00 Irem Kurtsal Steen (Boğaziçi): "The Argument from Anthropocentrism and Endurantism", comments by Pablo Rychter (València).
17.30 - 19.30 Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg): "On Ground and Consequence", comments by Manuel Garcìa-Carpintero (UB).

Papers are accessible by clicking on their titles, but please note that they are password-protected. To access the papers one must first register for the workshop by contacting

Workshop Venue: Seminari de Filosofia, 4th floor, faculty of Philosophy. C/Montalegre 6-8, 08001 Barcelona.

Download the program here

No registration fee, but if interested in attending please contact

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Thu, 2012-05-17 - Fri, 2012-05-18
Seminari de Filosofia, Faculty of Philosophy (4th floor) University of Barcelona, Barcelona