Colloquim Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality. Themes from Kit Fine

Colloquium Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality.
Themes from Kit Fine

Place – The Scientific Research Center of the University of Bucharest in Cumpatu-Sinaia, Romania

Thursday, May 24
Chair: Mircea Dumitru
14:00 – 14: 50 Kit Fine (NYU), Truthmaker semantics
15:00 – 15:50 Graeme Forbes (University of Colorado Boulder), On Fine’s truthmaker semantics
15:50 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:20 Fabrice Correia (Geneva), How to reduce modality to essence
17:30 – 18:20 Scott Shalkowski (University of Leeds), Essence and nominalism

Friday, May 25
The morning session
Chair: Graeme Forbes
9:30 – 10:20 Paul Horwich (NYU), The nature of necessity
10:30 – 11:20 Bob Hale (University of Sheffield), The problem of De Re modality
11:30 – 12:20 Friederike Moltman (CNRS, Paris), Variable Objects
12:30 – 13:20 Alasdair Urquhart (University of Toronto), Fine on arbitrary objects

The afternoon session
Chair: Bob Hale
15:00 – 15:50 Philip Percival (University of Nottingham), Branching worlds or beyond reality
16:00 – 16:50 Gabriel Rabin (UCLA), Well-founding grounding grounding
17:00 – 17:50 Steve Kuhn (Georgetown University), Necessary, Transcendental & Universal Truth
18:00 – 18:50 Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest), Fine’s semantic relationist approach to Frege’s puzzle and opacity

List of Participants
1. Kit Fine (NYU)
2. Fabrice Correia (Geneva)
3. Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest)
4. Graeme Forbes (University of Colorado Boulder)
5. Bob Hale (University of Sheffield)
6. Paul Horwich (NYU)
7. Steve Kuhn (Georgetown University)
8. Friederike Moltman (CNRS, Paris)
9. Philip Percival (University of Nottingham)
10. Gabriel Rabin (UCLA)
11. Scott Shalkowski (University of Leeds)
12. Alasdair Urquhart (University of Toronto)
Place: The Scientific Research Center of the University of Bucharest, Cumpatu-Sinaia, Romania Time: May 24-26, 2012


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