CfR: Inductive Metaphysics – Insights, Challenges and Prospects, 9 – 11 August 2023

We invite registrations for attending the International Conference

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 and the current debate in inductive metaphysics.

Plenary speakers:

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 Scholz & Ansgar Seide (University of Münster, Germany)
Naomi Thompson (University of Southampton, UK)

Venue: University of Düsseldorf Campus, Geb. 23.01 (Universitätsstr. 1; 40225 Düsseldorf)

The event is in hybrid format: Talks and discussions will be in person; hybrid online audience will be possible. Program: The conference will feature nine plenary talks (50-minute talk + 30-minute discussion) and thirty contributed talks (30-minute talk + 20-minute discussion).

Please register to attend by sending an e-mail to until 08 August 2023. Links for online participation will be sent to all registered participants. For more information, please visit:

Funding: DFG-funded research group “Inductive Metaphysics” (FOR 2495).