Next week our conference on Difference-Making and Explanatory Relevance starts. You can find the schedule and some abstracts on the conference page. Also: there is a poster.
Social Media Accounts
We’re a bit late to the party, but you can now follow us on social media: @RelevanceHH on Twitter and Facebook.
Workshop on Explanation, Relevance, and Understanding
We are happy to announce a small workshop on Explanation, Relevance, and Understanding, with Finnur Dellsén, Kareem Khalifa, and Angela Potochnik, to take place on June 1 via Zoom. Have a look here for more details.
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 Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (Bern). There are five slots open for contributed papers. For details, please have a look at the conference-website here.
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.
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.
Hamburg Summer School
We are delighted to announce that there will be another Summer School in Hamburg, taught by Franz Berto and jointly organized by the phlox research group and the Relevance team. This year’s topic will be The Hyperintensional Revolution: Topics and Non-Normal Worlds. For further information, please visit this page.
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!