Time: Wed 9 - Fri 11 August 2023
Place: HHU Düsseldorf, Germany
Inductive Metaphysics is a comparatively new branch of metaphysics that justifies metaphysical principles by inductive or abductive inferences from empirical evidence, rather than by purely logico-conceptual considerations.
This conference intends to give a representative picture of the state of the art in inductive metaphysics and the current debate on this branch of metaphysics.
The conference is organized by the DFG-funded research group "Inductive Metaphysics" (FOR 2495) in which more than 30 philosophers from seven German universities explore the prospects and applications of inductive metaphysics.
Besides 9 plenary talks (50' talk + 30' disc.), there are 24 open slots for contributed talks (30' talk + 20' disc.). Talks and discussions will be in physical presence; hybrid online audience will be possible.
Submissions for contributed talks are welcome. Submission is closed.
To participate without giving a talk please register by sending an e-mail to InductiveMetaphysics@hhu.de.
Stephen Biggs (Iowa State University, USA)
Katherine Brading (Duke University, USA)
Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami, USA)
Igor Douven (Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France)
Andreas Hüttemann & Gerhard Schurz
(University of Cologne & University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
Jenann Ismael (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Matthias Neuber (University of Mainz, Germany)
Oliver R. Scholz & Ansgar Seide (University of Münster, Germany)
Naomi Thompson (University of Southampton, UK)