CFP: The History of Chemistry and Scientific Realism

Very short notice for this CFP, but I’ll share it anyway. I’d love to attend — and would certainly have some relevant work — but the timing is just impossible for me. For some relevant discussion, see my forthcoming Mind paper, ‘Natural Kind Essentialism Revisited’ The History of Chemistry and Scientific Realism – Call for Papers This is a call for …

CFP: Toward a Science of Consciousness, TSC 2015, Helsinki

Check your calendar! And make sure to leave space for 9-13 June, 2015, as Helsinki is the place to be then. I’m excited to share the Call for Papers for Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC), 2015 edition. Not only is TSC 2015 taking place in my home town, but I’m the co-chair of the local organizing committee and the …

CFP: Ontological Priority and Essence in Aristotle and Aristotelian Metaphysics

BRINGING TO FRONT FROM JANUARY 2014 (UPDATES): Some time ago, Daniel Cohnitz invited myself and Riin Sirkel — an Aristotle scholar at Vermont — to edit a Special Issue for the Estonian journal Studia Estonica Philosophica. We were pleased to accept, as we’re both interested in bringing together scholars and contemporary metaphysicians. The special issue is open to both, and …

The Philosophy of E. J. Lowe: a Memorial Conference

E. J. Lowe’s impact on contemporary philosophy is massive and it is only appropriate that there should be a massive conference to celebrate his life and work. I can’t start to explain how honoured I am to speak at his Memorial Conference, which features many leading philosophers whose work has been an inspiration to me — almost, but not quite(!), …

CFP: Cambridge Metaontology Workshop

Looks like fun! Two slots available for grad students. Cambridge Metaontology Workshop Nearly 70 years ago Quine equated ontological questions with questions about what there is according to our best first-order theories. Recently, many philosophers have either questioned or reinterpreted what it has become the standard Quinean picture, resulting in the relatively new field of Metaontology. This workshop is dedicated …