Columbia Metaphysics Conference

Marc Sanders Foundation Conferences aim to bring together experts in the field to present their research and interact with one another’s ideas. These conferences are held in conjunction with existing philosophy departments and are free and open to all academics, students, and interested members of the public who wish to attend.

The Foundation is pleased to have partnered with Columbia University Philosophy Department to co-host a Metaphysics Conference from April 25th through April 27th, 2014.

Speakers and papers included the following:

photo of L. A. PaulL. A. Paul (UNC Chapel Hill)
“Finkish Preferences”

photo of Mark JohnstonMark Johnston (Princeton)
“The Problem of Personites”

photo of David AlbertDavid Albert (Columbia)
“Physics and Narrative”

photo of ean ZimmermanDean Zimmerman (Rutgers)
“The Bearers of Qualia””

photo of Ted SiderTed Sider (Cornell)
“Scientific Properties: How the Tools of Metaphysics Matter”

photo of Friederike MoltmannFriederike Moltmann (CNRS)
“Existence Predicates and Modes of Being”

photo of Cian DorrCian Dorr (NYU)
“Against Counterfactual Miracles”

photo of Shamik DasguptaShamik Dasgupta (Princeton)
“Inexpressible Ignorance”

The Columbia Metaphysics schedule (pdf) is available.