Conf: Ground in Philosophy of Science, Geneva

Ground in Philosophy of Science, University of Geneva, 13-14 September 2016

An international conference in the SNF project Grounding - Metaphysics, Science, and Logic ( and a satellite event of the second annual conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS), University of Geneva, September 15-17, 2016 (



10:00–11:15 KEYNOTE. Marc Lange (UNC, Chapel Hill): Grounding, Scientific Explanation, and Reducible Physical Properties
11:45–12:30 David Kovacs (Bilkent University): Metaphysical Explanation, Unification, and Understanding
14:00–14:45 David Schroeren (Princeton University): Scientific Explanation, Grounding, and Hyperintensional Ontology
14:45–15:30 Haktan Akcin (Lingnan University): Naturalized Metaphysics, Modal Structuralism, and Grounding
15:30–16:15 Fabio Ceravolo (University of Leeds): Superinternal Grounding vs Relativistic Composition
16:45–17:30 Philipp Blum (University of Lucerne): Structuralism and Relational Individuation
17:30–18:15 Beate Krickel (Ruhr-University Bochum): What is Mechanistic Constitution?


10:00–10:45 Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva): Grounding Time
11:15–12:00 Nina Emery (Brown University): Laws and Their Instances
12:00–12:45 Toby Friend (UCL):Can We Ground Laws but Keep Them Explanatory?
14:00–14:45 Vanessa Trivino & Maria Cerezo (University of Murcia): Dispositions and Grounding
14:45–15:30 Mauricio Suárez (Complutense University of Madrid): The Grounds of Objective Chances
16:00–17:15 KEYNOTE. Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh): Grounds and Nomological Necessity. Kantian Reflections

For a book of abstracts, see


Registration is free. For registering to the conference, please email

Lorenzo Casini
Postdoctoral Fellow
Département de Philosophie
Université de Genève
2, Rue de Candolle
CH-1205 Genève

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