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Conference on Difference-Making and Explanatory Relevance

We are delighted to announce a conference on difference-making and explanatory relevance, to take place via Zoom from July 12 to July 16. Invited speakers are Laura Franklin-Hall (NYU), Carolina Sartorio (Arizona), Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers), Michael Strevens (NYU), and James Woodward (Pittsburgh). There are five slots open for contributed papers. For details, please have a look at the conference-website here.

New paper

I am very happy to report that I’ve got a paper forthcoming at Philosophical Studies. It examines the idea that grounding explanations can be accounted for by the counterfactual theory of explanation and eventually argues that they can’t. A penultimate version is here.

Summer Events on Truthmaker Semantics

We are delighted to announce a conference on truthmaker semantics and its applications in philosophy and linguistics that we will organize together with Kit Fine. The conference will take place July 29-31, 2019 at the University of Hamburg. Keynote speakers are Steve Yablo, Friederike Moltmann, Mark Jago, Daniel Rothschild and Louis deRosset. More information, including the conference programme as well as abstracts for the keynotes, can be found here.

In the week before the conference, there will also be a Summer School on the topic of Truthmaker Semantics taught by Kit Fine, Mark Jago, Friederike Moltmann, Johannes Korbmacher, and Stephan Krämer. The Summer School is organized by the Phlox Research Group. More information is available at https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com.