Venue: Rutherford College Lecture Theatre 1
Monday 2nd July
0900-1100 James Ladyman (Bristol), "Science, Metaphysics and Method", and L. A. Paul (North Carolina), "Metaphysics as Modeling: the Handmaiden's Tale". (Introduction and "roundtable" discussion - for background, see the papers here and here).
1130-1245 Helen Beebee (Manchester), "Science, Metaphysics and Humean Supervenience"
1415-1615 Session on methodology, especially explanation, in metaphysics.
Stephen Boulter (Oxford Brookes), "Science, Metaphysics and the Aporetic Method",
Brian Cutter (University of Texas at Austin), "Toward a Unified Theory of Explanation",
Juha Saatsi (Leeds), "On the epistemic status of inference to the best explanation in science and philosophy"
1645-1800 Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent), "Science and Metaphysics in the Scientific Revolution"
Tuesday 3rd July
0900-1100 Session on causality and relativity.
Alexander Reutlinger (University of Cologne), "Can Interventionists be Neo-Russellians? A Meta-Metaphysical Puzzle for Naturalist Philosophers of Causation",
Stephan Torre (LOGOS, University of Barcelona), "Restricted Diachronic Composition and Special Relativity",
Fiona Roxburgh (University of East Anglia), "Structuralism and the Regulative Unity of Science; The demand for unity in the case of Special Relativity"
1130-1245 Maureen Donnelly (Buffalo), "Distinguished Relations"
1415-1615 Jason Turner (Leeds), "Everettian Libertarianism", Alastair Wilson (Birmingham/Monash) "Everett and Underdetermination"
1645-1800 Barry Loewer (Rutgers and CEU Institute for Advanced Study), "What Gives Direction to Time?" (Background paper here)