Phloxshop VII: Nominalizations (April 25-26)

We are happy to announce our upcoming workshop on Nominalizations. The workshop will take place in room 121 of the main building of the Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (west wing) on April 25-26.

The speakers and their talks (ordered as scheduled) are:

Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart):
On two types of English nominalized adjectives and the lexicalization of properties
Thomas Hofweber (Chapel Hill):
The non-referential picture of language
Arvid Båve (Hamburg/Gothenburg):
The function of nominalisations
Robert Schwartzkopff (Hamburg):
The Fregean misconception of number(word)s as object(word)s
David Nicolas (Jean Nicod):
Derived mass nouns, tropes, states and events
Katharina Felka (Hamburg):
On easy arguments for numbers
Graeme Forbes (Colorado, Boulder):
Proposition-descriptions and their “that”-clauses
David Liggins (Manchester):
Propositions and “that”-clauses revisited

More information on the schedule can be found on the workshop’s poster.

The workshop is funded by the DFG, the Humboldt Foundation, and the DFG/ANR project Nominalizations.

Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers (please write an email to: katharina.felka@uni-hamburg.de).

ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Stipends for GROUND I: Yablo on Aboutness

We are happy to announce five stipends, each in the amount of 400 Euro, available for graduate students to help finance their visit of the workshop GROUND I: Yablo on Aboutness to take place at the University of Hamburg on August 3rd & 4th 2015.

In order to apply, please send a CV as well as cover page including your name, affiliation, contact information, and a brief statement of no more than 250 words, briefly explaining how your research would benefit from attending the workshop, to robert.schwartzkopff@uni-hamburg.de.

The application deadline is April 1st 2015. We aim to arrive at decisions no later than May 1st 2015.

Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to also attend the 4th Hamburg summer school conducted by Professor Stephen Yablo from July 27th to 31th 2015.

Phlox Graduate Workshop: Poster, schedule and abstracts

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of February, there will be a graduate workshop Language and World on philosophical issues in metaphysics and in the philosophy of language.

For the programme and abstracts of the talks click on the titles below. For a poster click here.

Friday 27th of February

10:00 – 11:30 Penelope Mackie (Nottingham):
Can Metaphysical Modality be based on Essence?
11:30 – 11:45 COFFEE
11:45 – 12:45 Sebastian Krebs (Bamberg):
Identity and Individuation in Kripke’s Naming and Necessity
12:45 – 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 – 15:30 Insa Lawler (Duisburg-Essen):
Non-Declarative Sentences in Intensional Semantics – Lewis’s Solution Re-Evaluated
15:30 – 16:30 Katsuhito Nakasone (Osaka):
Two-Dimensional Semantics and Direct Reference
16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE
17:00 – 18:00 Romy Jaster (Berlin): A New Account of Agents’ Abilities

Saturday 28th of February

11:45 – 12:45 Arash Behboodi (Paris):
Existence, Common Sense and Interpretation
12:45 – 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 – 15:30 Pablo Carnino (Geneva):
Against the Superinternality of Grounding
15:30 – 16:30 Suki Finn (York):
Metametaphysics at the Limits of Thought
16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE
17:00 – 18:00 Laurenz Hudetz (Salzburg): Ontological Aspects of Theory Reduction

Attendance is free, but please let us know if you plan to attend. Please email both Benjamin Schnieder (benjamin.schnieder@uni-hamburg.de) and Mirja Holst (mirja.annalena.holst@uni-hamburg.de).

Jobs in Hamburg

The Phlox research group is pleased to announce three job opportunities in philosophy at the University of Hamburg:

  1. A Junior Professorship (W1) in theoretical philosophy (non-tenured, 6-year position)
  2. A full Professorship (W3) in the history of philosophy (early modern epistemology)
  3. A full Professorship (W3) in the philosophy of science

They commence (ideally) on the 1 Oct 2015. You will find the official job ads by clicking on the links below:

  1. Junior Professorship, Theoretical Philosophy.
  2. Full Professorship, Early Modern Epistemology.
  3. Full Professorship, Philosophy of Science.

Finally, the following short-term position is also announced:

  1. Fixed term Junior Professorship in theoretical philosophy;
    start date: April 2015, appointment for 6 months.

Upcoming Events in Hamburg

In the next couple of months members of Phlox will organize four events at the University of Hamburg.

(i) Graduate Workshop Language and World with Penelope Mackie in Feb 

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of February, there will be a graduate workshop Language and World on philosophical issues in metaphysics and in the philosophy of language.
Speakers are: Arash Behboodi, Pablo Carnino, Suki Finn, Laurenz Hudetz, Romy Jaster, Sebastian Krebs, Insa Lawler, Katsuhito Nakasone. A keynote lecture will be provided by Penelope Mackie.
The workshop will take place in Seminarraum 1072, on the 10th floor of the ‘Philosophenturm’ of Hamburg University, Von-Melle-Park 6, 20146 Hamburg.

Attendance is free, but please let us know if you plan to attend. Please email both Benjamin Schnieder (benjamin.schnieder@uni-hamburg.de) and Mirja Holst (mirja.annalena.holst@uni-hamburg.de).

(ii) Workshop Nominalizations in April

On the 25th and 26th of April 2015 the Nominalizations Project will host a workshop.
Speakers are: Artemis Alexiadou, Graeme Forbes, Thomas Hofweber, David Liebesman, David Liggins, David Nicolas, Arvid Båve and Katharina Felka.

The workshop is partially funded by the Humboldt foundation.

Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers (please write an email to: katharina.felka@uni-hamburg.de).

(iii) Fourth Hamburg Summer School with Stephen Yablo in July

We are very happy to announce that the Fourth Hamburg Summer School will be taught by Prof. Stephen Yablo from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Yablo will present material from his new book Aboutness. The course will take place between the 27th July and 31st July 2015 at the University of Hamburg.  

Further information will follow soon on the following website: https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com/.

(iv) Workshop on Aboutness in August

After the Summer School, Prof. Yablo will stay in Hamburg for a workshop with Kit Fine, Daniel Rothschild, Ken Gemes, and Katharina Felka, taking place on August 3rd and 4th. Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers (please write an email to: robert.schwartzkopff@uni-hamburg.de).

We aim to offer up to 5 stipends of 400 EUR for graduate students who want to attend the workshop. Details will be circulated in the middle of February.

We will post updates and more information on these and further upcoming events in due course.

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Hamburg, 3rd + 4th August 2015

Professor Kit Fine will use his Anneliese Maier Research Price of the German Humboldt Foundation to finance a series of workshops on truthmaker semantics and related topics. The workshops will be organized by the Phlox research group under the auspices of Professor Benjamin Schnieder. The first instalment of the series will take place at the university of Hamburg on August 3rd and 4th 2015. The talks of the workshop are loosely centred around the themes of Professor Stephen Yablo’s latest book ‘Aboutness’.

Speakers:
Katharina Felka (Hamburg)
Kit Fine (NYU)
Ken Gemes (Birkbeck)
Mark Jago (Birmingham)
Daniel Rothschild (UCL)
Stephen Yablo (MIT)
Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers (please write an email to:
robert.schwartzkopff@uni-hamburg.de).
We aim to offer up to 5 stipends of 400 EUR for graduate students who want to attend the workshop. Details will be circulated in the middle of February.