Fundamentality in Physics and Metaphysics – Workshop May 29th-30th 2018

The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants SNSF project is glad to present the upcoming

‘Fundamentality in Physics and Metaphysics’ Workshop

9th-30th May, 2018
University of Geneva, Switzerland



Day 1: Tuesday 29th
9.00-10.30 Kit Fine
“Foundations of Causal Modelling”
Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 Kelly Trogdon
(Virginia Tech)
“Full and Partial Grounding”
12-30-14.00 Lunch Break: Uni Dufour
14.00-15.30 Jennifer Wang
(Simon Fraser)
“Fundamental Counterparts”
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.30 Ricki Bliss
“Motivating Purity”
Day 2: Wednesday 30th
9.00-10.30 Valia Allori
(Northern Illinois)
“Fundamental Ontology with No Fundamental Properties”
Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 Andreas Hüttemann
“Fundamental Physics and Ontological Priority”
12-30-14.00 Lunch Break: Uni Dufour
14.00-15.30 Karen Crowther
“When Do We Stop Digging? Conditions on a Fundamental Theory of Physics”
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.30 Matteo Morganti
(Rome 3)
“Metaphysical Coherentism”
19.30 Conference Dinner: Café Gallay

Information & Registration


The workshop will be held in the Bastions Building of the University of Geneva.

Room: A206.
2nd floor of the ‘Jura’ Wing. Access from the street (Rue de Candolle 5, left of the central building entry); from the central buidling’s first floor; or from the park side.



Attendance is free, but you are kindly invited to register as participant by sending an email to by Friday May 25th.


The Department of Philosophy has a list of nearby hotel suggestions for you to consult.


Lunches on the 29th and 30th will be taken at the nearby Uni Dufour Cafeteria (Rue du Général-Dufour, 24) which offers subsidised prices.

A conference dinner will be held at Café Gallay (Boulevard de Saint-Georges, 42) on the evening of the 30th, at 19.30. The restaurant offers a set menu at 60.- CHF, all-inclusive.

Everyone is welcome to join the speakers and organisers for meals, but will do so at their own expenses. For practical reasons, you are requested to inform us upon registering if you intend to join us for the conference dinner. We will confirm this at the beginning of the workshop.


The workshop was recorded by Mike Wright, of the Archive for Metaphysical Sciences & Philosophy.

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