Properties and Predication Workshop

Location
ERI Building - G51 (Ground Floor)
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Dates
Wednesday 13th (12:30) - Thursday 14th December 2017 (13:00)
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The AHRC-funded Higher-Order Metaphysics project at the University of Birmingham will host an informal workshop examining foundational questions about properties and predication that lie at the intersection of metaphysics with the philosophy of logic.

Confirmed speakers:

Alongside these confirmed speakers, there are two slots for submitted papers, two early-career bursaries, and two graduate bursaries; see below for details.

The workshop is free, open to all, and will take place on Wednesday 13 December (12.30-5.30pm) and on Thursday 14 December (9.30am-1pm).

Registration is not required, but please let one of the organisers know if you’re planning on attending so that we can arrange appropriate catering.

If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact the organisers: Nick Jones and Rob Trueman.

Call for papers

There will be space for two submitted papers to be presented at the workshop. Submissions are welcome on any topics relevant to the workshop theme broadly construed.

If you would like to present, send an extended abstract of up to 2,000 words and suitable for blind review to George Dibble by 12 noon on Monday 16 October. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and Predication Workshop”. Please include your details in the body of the message, as well as indicating whether you would like to be considered for an early-career or graduate bursary (see below). Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November.

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90) for authors of selected papers. In the event of a budget surplus, we will aim to help with international travel costs too. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Early-career bursaries

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund two early-career bursaries. Each bursary will cover overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90). Early-career scholars working in any area relevant to the workshop theme are eligible to apply. Anyone within eight years of award of their PhD counts as early-career for these purposes.

Applicants should send the following to George Dibble: (i) a brief CV, and (ii) a brief account of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and Predication Workshop”. Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November. Recipients of bursaries are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Graduate student bursaries

The Higher-Order Metaphysics project will fund two graduate student bursaries. Each bursary will cover overnight accommodation in Birmingham and UK travel costs (standard class return rail fare, up to £90). Any student currently enrolled on a postgraduate course in philosophy is eligible to apply.

Applicants should Applicants should send the following to George Dibble: (i) a brief CV, and (ii) a brief account of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Properties and Predication Workshop”. Applicants will be notified by Monday 13 November. Recipients of bursaries are expected to attend the entire workshop.