Apr 26, 2014 09:00 AM
Apr 27, 2014 01:00 PM
|Where||Boys Smith Room, St John's College, Cambridge|
|Contact Name||Caterina Tarlazzi|
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The conference entitled "How Universal are Universals?" will take place in Boys Smith Room, St John's College, Saturday 26th April (9 am - 6.15 pm) and Sunday 27th April (9 am - 1 pm).
An interdisciplinary conference on the problem of universals. We shall explore what seems to be (but might not be) the same problem in different traditions and different areas of the same tradition (including Ancient, Mediaeval, Byzantine, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Analytic Philosophy, and philosophy from outside the tradition that goes back to Plato and Aristotle).
Keynote speaker: Prof. Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Oxford)
Speakers: John Marenbon, Gabriele Galluzzo, Matthew Tugby, Christophe Erismann, Caterina Tarlazzi, Evan King, Sydney Penner, Ankur Barua, Adam Caulton, Jan Plate, Laura Porro, Robert Trueman, Carlo Rossi, Michael Clark.
For further details see the conference poster.
Saturday, 26th April
(Morning Session Chaired by John Marenbon)
9.00 John Marenbon, Introduction
9.15 Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra, Key-Note Address, Indiscernible Universals
10.15 Gabriele Galluzzo, Aristotle on logical versus metaphysical universals
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Matthew Tugby, Aristotelianism versus Platonism: Universals, Dependence, and Explanation
12.15 Christophe Erismann, Byzantine Perspectives on Universals
(Afternoon Session Chaired by Tony Street)
2.00 Caterina Tarlazzi, Is Socrates a Universal? On early 12th-century Realism
2.45 Evan King, Separation and Abstraction in Berthold von Moosburg
3.30 Sydney Penner, Suárez on Universals
4.15 Coffee Break
4.45 Ankur Barua, Do Brute Facts Need To Be Civilised? Universals in classical Indian philosophy and contemporary analytical ontology
5.30 Adam Caulton, Do gauge theories rule out a theory of universals?
8.00 Dinner (Parsons Room, St. John's College - for invited guests)
Sunday, 27th April
(Morning Session Chaired by Hugh Mellor)
9.00 Jan Plate, Simple Properties and Relations
9.45 Laura Porro, Universals, tropes and parsimony
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 Robert Trueman, The concept horse with no name
11.45 Carlo Rossi - Michael Clark, Universals and Location
The conference is an Early Career Network Event funded by the British Academy.