Workshop: Fundamentality in Metaphysics and in Science

6 June 2019, 9.00 AM - 7 June 2019, 5.00 PM

G2, Cotham House

Joint Bristol–Madrid conference


Thursday 6th June 2019

9.30am Rethinking Fundamentality: Space and Time - Lucy James (University of Bristol)

10:50–11:10am Coffee break

11.10am Fundamentality and the Arrow of Reduction - Dr Alex Franklin (University of Bristol)

12.30-13.30pm Lunch

13.30pm Structuralism and Factualism: A Reply to French - Dr Javier Cumpa (Complutense University of Madrid)

14.50-14.55pm Break

14.55pm Naturalistic Neutralism and the Metaphysics of Strong Emergence - Dr Pablo Lopez (Complutense University of Madrid)

16.15-16.40pm Coffee break

16.40pm Towards a Real Naturalism: From the Principle of Naturalistic Closure to the Materialist Criterion of Fundamentality - Dr Nemesio García-Carril Puy (Complutense University of Madrid)

Friday 7th June 2019

9.30am Fundamentality and Non-Symmetric Dependence - Dr Bruno Borge (University of Buenos Aires)

10:50–11:10am Coffee break

11.10am On Dynamical Laws as Guides to What’s Fundamental - Dr Vera Matarese (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences)

12.30-13.30pm Lunch

13.30pm Fundamentality Beyond Spacetime - Baptiste Le Bihan (University of Geneva)

14.50-14.55pm Break

14.55pm Metaphysical Approximation in Metaphysics of Science - Dr Rasmus Jakslund (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

16.15-16.40pm Coffee break

16.40pm Fundamentality without Fundamentalism - Professor James Ladyman (University of Bristol) 


Further information

Supported by Bristol's Centre for Science and Philosophy and Madrid Philosophy Network.

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