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Power Structuralism seminar - 14-20-21/10, 03-04-10-11-24-25/11, 01-02/12/2015, Oxford (England)

05.10.2015

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 14-20-21/10, 03-04-10-11-24-25/11, 01-02/12/2015

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Corpus Christi College (Oxford, England)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies Project, Faculty of Philosophy - University of Oxford

 

INFO: web - powers@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

 

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14/10/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin)

Title: “Metaphysics in the Community: Reaching Out to the Parts of Being”

 

20/10/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Bryan Reece (University of Toronto)

Title: “Aristotle and Powers Theories of Action”

 

21/10/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Reading Group, Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room:

Presenter: George Darby

Title of the book: Barbara Vetter: Potentiality

Chapter 1: "The Project"

Chapter 1 outlines the main reasons for thinking of modality in local, rather than global terms, explains the three desiderata that a metaphysical theory of modality must fulfil, and introduces the concept of potentiality.

 

03/11/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Michel Bastit (Université de Bourgogne)

Title: “Power, bearers of powers and priority of act eking about the matter of my paper”

 

04/11/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Jonathan Hill (University of Exeter)

Title: “Varieties of Identity: Metaphysics, Entanglement, and Christian Theology”

 

10/11/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Gabriele Cornelli (Universidade de Brasilia)

Title: “Plato sailing upstream: the image of the ship in the Republic”

 

11/11/2015, 4.30pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Harvey Brown (University of Oxford)

Title: “The reality of the wave function”

 

18/11/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Reading Group, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Lecture Room (2nd floor):

Presenter: Christopher Austin

Title of the book: Barbara Vetter: Potentiality

Chapter 2: "Dispositions: Against the Standard Conception"

Chapter 2 argues that the standard linking of dispositions to conditionals runs into trouble if we want to be realists about dispositions, and suggests that dispositions are to be understood not in terms of a stimulus and a manifestation but in terms of the manifestation alone.

 

24/11/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Giannis Stamatellos (DEREE - The American College of Greece)

Title: “Plotinus on soul’s inner privac”

25/11/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Paul Nager (University of Munster)

Title: “The causal problem of entanglement and how quantum mechanics solves it”

 

 

01/12/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Mario De Caro (Università Roma Tre)

 

02/12/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Reading Group, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Presenter: Naoya Iwata

Title of the book: Barbara Vetter: Potentiality

 

Chapter 3: "Dispositions: an Alternative Conception"

Chapter 3 (i) draws on the semantics of ordinary terms and the desiderata on the metaphysics of modality to bolster the thesis that dispositions are individuated in terms of manifestations, and (ii) it elaborates the concept of potentiality.

 

 

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