Metaphysics of Science Workshop
an AHRC funded workshop
Mini Metaphysics Day : Wednesday September 3rd 2008
Common Room, Department of Philosophy, 9 Woodland Rd. Bristol
Conveners: Alexander Bird and Emma Tobin
- Helen Beebee (Birmingham)
- Alice Drewery (Reading)
- Jill North (Yale)
- L.A. Paul (UNC, Chapel Hill)
- Jessica Wilson (Toronto)
- 09:30–10:45 Jill North (Yale) “The Structure of Classical Mechanics” Paper Draft
- 10:45–11:15 Coffee break
- 11:15–12:30 Alice Drewery (Reading) “Necessary Laws in the Non-fundamental Sciences”
- 12:30–13:30 Lunch
- 13:30–14:45 L.A. Paul (UNC, Chapel Hill) “The Handmaiden’s Tale”
- 14:45–15:00 Break
- 15:00–16:15 Helen Beebee (Birmingham) “Some Problems for Bird’s Dispositional Essentialism”
- 16:15–16:45 Tea
- 16:45–18:00 Jessica Wilson (Toronto) “Determination, Realization and Mental Causation”Abstract Paper Draft
- 1800 Highbury Vaults followed by Workshop Dinner at the Clifton Sausage at 7:30 p.m.
AccommodationSpeakers will be staying at: The Clifton Hotel
We cannot organise accommodation for non-speakers, but would recommend the following:
The Clifton Hotels (Berkeley, Rodney, Clifton, Washington)
Alternatively, these sites might be useful:
The AA (put 'BS8 1TB' in the location box)
There is no registration fee. However, places are limited. Please contact one of the convenors to reserve a place. Guests will have to organize their own accommodation and lunch.
Arrival and Departure
The workshop will take place in the common room of the Department of Philosophy, 9 Woodland Road. Map of university precinct.
For information about how to get to the university precinct, please consult http://www.bris.ac.uk/university/maps/.
For your convenience, a workshop map detailing the various workshop locations is available here.