Ontological Dependence Workshop

Ontological Dependence


Audio files and presentations are available below for each of the lectures that took place as part of the Workshop. Please note, the audio files are large and may take a while to download.

The conference will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 (at the back of 11 Woodland Road), using the entrance at 3-5 Woodland Road, University of Bristol. Download the timetable (PDF, 85kB).

Philosophers talk about various dependence relations. For instance, ontological dependence is concerned with how the existence of an object depends on the existence of other objects; and identity dependence, with how the identity of an object depends on the identity of other objects. These relations are often taken to be more fine-grained than any relations that can be characterized in terms of metaphysical necessity and possibility.
A variety of questions arise, for instance the following.

See also the preliminary Questions for the Project.