Monism, Pluralism, and Metaphysics; 25.-27.8.2010, Tampere

The Academy of Finland research project The Possibility of Metaphysics in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Philosophy organizes an international conference at the University of Tampere on

MONISM, PLURALISM, AND METAPHYSICS


25 – 27 August 2010

Program:

Wed 25 August [Pinni B1097]


10.00 – 10.15    Opening words, Leila Haaparanta
10.15 – 11.45    Dan Flage (James Madison University): On Lockean Ideas
11.45 – 13.00    Lunch
13.00 – 13.40    Tim De Mey (University of Ghent): TBA
13.40 – 14.20    Mirja Hartimo (University of Helsinki): Husserlian phenomenology and contemporary trends in philosophy of mathematics
14.20 – 15.00    Leila Haaparanta (University of Tampere): Judging, Judgment and Being: A Constructivist Point of View
15.00 – 16.00    Coffee
16.00 – 16.40    Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku): Activity and Passivity in Spinoza's Substance Monism and in Leibniz's Substance Pluralism
16.40 – 17.20    Omri Boehm (LMU Munich / New School for Social Research): Kant’s Regulative Monism
17.20 – 18.00    Jani Hakkarainen (University of Tampere): Hume's Argument for the Ontological Independence of Properties


Thu 26 August [Paavo Koli Hall]

10.15 – 11.45    Michael Della Rocca (Yale University): Playing with Fire: Hume, Rationalism, and a Little Bit of Spinoza
11.45 – 13.00    Lunch
13.00 – 13.40    Susanna Lindberg (University of Helsinki): The Remains of Romantic Philosophy of Nature: Being as Life or the Plurality of Living Beings
13.40 – 14.20    Sami Pihlström (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): William James’s Pluralism
14.20 – 15.00    Anssi Korhonen (University of Helsinki): "The comfortable pluralism now so often taken for granted"
15.00 – 16.00    Coffee
16.00 – 16.40    Markku Keinänen (University of Turku): Against Determinable Universals
16.40 – 17.20    Antti Keskinen (University of Tampere): Quine's Critique of Modal Logic and his Conception of Objects
17.20 – 18.00    Jenni Tyynelä (University of Tampere): Fictional Metaphysics: On the De Re Modalities of Fictional Characters


Fri 27 August [Paavo Koli Hall]

10.15 – 11.45    Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham): The Interrelatedness of Powers
11.45 – 13.00    Lunch
13.00 – 14.30    Rani Lill Anjum (University of Oslo & University of Nottingham): Causation, Dispositions and Modality
14.30 – 15.30    Coffee
15.30 – 16.10    Heikki J. Koskinen (University of Tampere): Notes on Persons as Primitive Substances
16.10 – 16.50    Hanne Appelqvist (University of Helsinki): Apocalypse Now. Wittgenstein's Early Remarks on Immortality
16.50 – 17.00    Closing


For further information concerning the event, contact Heikki J. Koskinen, Department of History and Philosophy, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland (e-mail: heikki.j.koskinen(at)kolumbus.fi).