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The Language of Ontology

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Conference Website: https://langont.wordpress.com

A major international conference on the language of ontology. For a fuller description of the conference theme, please see https://langont.wordpress.com/about/

The conference will take place from the 8th-10th September 2017 in the Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Registration is free, but spaces are limited.

A small number of grants to partially cover accommodation costs are available for current postgraduate students attending the event (accommodation must be booked by the attendee independently). To apply for this, please send a brief statement of how attending will benefit your research, and a copy of your current CV to jamiller@tcd.ie by **18th August**

Contact: James Miller (jamiller@tcd.ie)

Full Schedule:

Friday 8th September

JM Synge (Room 2039) Lecture Theatre, Arts Building

From 2pm – Registration and Welcome

2.30 – 3.20 – Matti Eklund (Uppsala University) – Parochial Ontology

3.30 – 4.20 – Delia Belleri (University of Vienna) – Are Ontological Questions Meaningless?

4.30 – 5 – Coffee

5 – 5.50 – James Miller (TCD) – Comparing Fundamental Languages: A How-to Guide

Saturday 9th September

Jonathan Swift (Room 2041A) Lecture Theatre, Arts Building

10 – 10.50 – Tim Button (University of Cambridge) – If the world could speak, we would not understand her

11 – 11.30 – Coffee

11.30 – 12.20 – Alessandro Torza (UNAM) – Structural Pluralism

12.30 – 1.20 – Richard Woodward (Hamburg University) – The World Doesn’t Care

1.30 – 2.30 – Lunch

2.30 – 3.20 – Stephen Yablo (MIT) – Everything Exists

3.30 – 4.20 – Vera Flocke (NYU) – Ontological Expressivism

4.30 – 5 – Coffee

5 – 5.50 – Eli Hirsch (Brandeis University) – Ontology By Stipulation

Sunday 10th September

Jonathan Swift (Room 2041A) Lecture Theatre, Arts Building

10 – 10.50 – Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University) – Naturalness, Dependence, and Ontologese

11 – 11.30 – Coffee

11.30 – 12.20 – Thomas Hofweber (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) – Why natural language is the ideal language for metaphysics

12.30 – 1.20 – Friederike Moltmann (CNRS) – Objecthood and Semantic Roles

We would like to thank the Irish Research Council (New Foundations Award), the Mind Association (Major Conference Grant), the Department of Philosophy Trinity College Dublin, the Trinity Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, and the Analysis Trust for their support of this event.

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