I am delighted to report that I’ve had a paper accepted by Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. It is called ‘Singular Troubles with Singleton Socrates’, and it develops a modification of Fine’s truthmaker semantics in order to make it consistent with what I argue to be a very natural view of the structure of the grounds of the existence of the singleton set of Socrates (or anybody, indeed anything, else). A penultimate version is available here.
Some news on upcoming presentations by team members: Having barely started, Singa will already present some of her ideas on the Is-Ought Gap in a talk on Hume’s Law under Different Mathematical Guises at the GAP PhD-student workshop 2019 on Mathematical Philosophy in Munich. Moreover, Martin will be explaining What Time is it in Other Possible Worlds in Nantes at a workshop on Correlating Possibilities.
Forthcoming Paper: The Whole Truth
I am happy to report that I have a new paper forthcoming in a volume for Kit Fine in the Springer series Outstanding Contributions to Logic, edited by Federico Faroldi and Frederik van de Putte. It is called The Whole Truth, and a penultimate version is available here.
New team member
We are delighted to announce that Singa Behrens will be joining our team as a PhD researcher, with a planned start date of 1 August. Singa’s current and recent research is focused, among other things, on the grounds of normative facts, and the question of the logical and metaphysical autonomy of the normative realm. We are very happy to have her on board!
PhD position available
Very pleased that my paper Ground-theoretic Equivalence has been accepted for publication in Synthese! The penultimate version is available for download from the publications page.
Videos of talks
We are pleased to announce that video recordings are now available of some of the talks from our recent first RelEvent — a workshop on Varieties of Relevance. Click here to see talks by Gerhard Schurz on Relevance in the Theory of Confirmation and by Hannes Leitgeb on Relevance: Semantics, Logic, and the Logic of Belief. Thanks to the Lecture2Go team at the University of Hamburg for providing these!
Still talking talks
Some more talks by group members are upcoming:
- Stephan will be speaking about Difference-Making in Truthmaker Semantics at ConceptLab in Oslo (13 Nov 2018)
- Martin will be speaking on Essence and Actuality at a Workshop on Necessity and Essence in Tübingen (23 Nov 2018)
- Stephan will be speaking about Higher-Degree Exact Entailments at a Workshop on Hyperintensionality in Utrecht (23-24 Nov 2018)
Stephan and Martin will be giving talks at an upcoming Hamburg-Japan workshop (24-25 August), co-organized by Richard Woodward’s Emmy Noether group Ontology after Quine and Richard Dietz (Tokyo/Hamburg). Stephan’s talk will be on Relevance and Minimality in Belief Revision, Martin’s on the question What Time Is It in Other Possible Worlds?
New team member
We are delighted to announce that Martin Glazier will be joining our team as a postdoctoral researcher, with a planned start date of 1 September. Martin’s current and recent research is focused, among other things, on explanatory relevance in noncausal explanation. We are very happy to have him on board!