Relations, Unity and Regress Workshop

Location
ERI Building - G51 (Ground Floor)
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Dates
Monday 26th (12:30) - Tuesday 27th March 2018 (13:00)
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Contact

For further information about the workshop and to register your interest in attending, please contact Nicholas Jones (n.k.jones@bham.ac.uk).

The AHRC-funded Higher-Order Metaphysics project at the University of Birmingham will host an informal workshopon relations, unity problems (eg. for facts and propositions), and the regress arguments they arguably generate.

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 Monday 26 March (12:30-17:30) and on Tuesday 27 March (09.30-13:00).

Registration is not required, but please let the organiser know if you’re planning on attending so that we can arrange appropriate catering. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact the organiser, Nicholas Jones

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. Work at the intersection of metaphysics and philosophy of logic is especially welcome.

If you would like to present, send an extended abstract of up to 2,000 words and suitable for blind review to Benjie Kilcran by 12 noon on Monday 5 February 2018. The subject line of your message should read “Relations 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 before the end of February 2018.

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 Benjie Kilcran: (i) a brief CV, and (ii) a brief account (up to one side of A4) of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Relations Workshop”. Applications should be received by 12 noon on Monday 5 February 2018. Applicants will be notified before the end of February 2018. 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 Benjie Kilcran: (i) a brief CV, and (ii) a brief account (up to one side of A4) of the relevance of the workshop’s topic to their research. The subject line of your message should read “Relations Workshop”. Applications should be received by 12 noon on Monday 5 February 2018. Applicants will be notified before the end of February 2018. Recipients of bursaries are expected to attend the entire workshop.

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