Inductive Metaphysics: Insights, Challenges and Prospects
9 – 11 August 2023University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Call for presentations is open – deadline February 28, 2023
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.
Please find more information here: http://www.philosophie.hhu.de/im-conference.
There will be nine plenary talks given by:
Karen Bennett (Rutgers University, USA), Stephen Biggs (Iowa State University, USA), Katherine Brading (Duke University, USA), Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami, USA), Andreas Hüttemann & Gerhard Schurz (University of Cologne & University of Düsseldorf, Germany), Jenann Ismael (Columbia University, USA), Max Kistler (University of Paris 1, France), Oliver Scholz & Ansgar Seide (University of Münster, Germany), Thomas Uebel (University of Manchester, UK).Submissions of contributed talks
There will be 24 open slots for contributed talks (30′ talk + 20′ discussion).Submissions for contributed talks are welcome! Your submission should consist of a short abstract (100 words) and longer abstract (1000 words); please send your submission to: InductiveMetaphysics@hhu.de. Submission deadline: February 28, 2023.To participate without giving a talk please register by sending an email to InductiveMetaphysics@hhu.de. Talks and discussions will be in person; hybrid online participation as an audience will be possible.