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Objects of all kinds

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Published on Monday, May 19, 2014 by João Fernandes

Summary

The concept of object is one of the most general concepts in philosophy. On the one hand, we may be interested in the general question of what it is to be an object. On the other hand, we face the problem of delineating the criteria of objecthood in connection with specialized topics, giving rise to specific questions on what it is to be an object of a certain kind (such as concrete, abstract, indeterminate, mathematical, etc.) Accepting or refusing things of a certain kind as legitimate objects (of that particular kind) when developing a scientific theory or a philosophical position is likely to have important general repercussions. In our workshop we wish to investigate the notion of object, both generally and in relation to particular fields of research. The emphasis is on the grounds and consequences of specific views on objects.

Announcement

Argument

The concept of object is one of the most general concepts in philosophy. On the one hand, we may be interested in the general question of what it is to be an object. On the other hand, we face the problem of delineating the criteria of objecthood in connection with specialized topics, giving rise to specific questions on what it is to be an object of a certain kind (such as concrete, abstract, indeterminate, mathematical, etc.) 

Accepting or refusing things of a certain kind as legitimate objects (of that particular kind) when developing a scientific theory or a philosophical position is likely to have important general repercussions. It is therefore of particular interest to investigate different theories by asking: (a) What is its underlying view on objects? (b) What are the grounds for such a view? (c) What are the consequence to which the view leads? (d) Does the theory itself take an explicit stance on the above three questions? 

In our workshop we wish to investigate the notion of object, both generally and in relation to particular fields of research. The emphasis is on the grounds and consequences of specific views on objects.

Program

Thursday 22/5/2014

  • 14:00 – 15:15 Dale JacquetteTractatus objects and the logic of color incompatibility 
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Maria Balaska: Objects in Wittgenstein's Tractatus: From ontology to everyday language 

16:00 – 16:30 Break 

  • 16:30 – 17:15 Tero Tulenheimo: TBA 
  • 17:15–18:00 Nathan Wildman: Load bare-ing particulars 
  • 18:00–18:45 Mark Jago: Essential bundle theory 

Friday 23/5/2014 

  • 9:00 – 10:15 Wim Veldman: ℵ₁ does not exist
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Gonçalo Santos: Potential collections 

11:00 – 11:30 Break

  • 11:30 – 12:15 Giuseppina Ronzitti: TBA
  • 12:15 – 13:00 David Liggins (joint work with Chris Daly): Questions of objecthood meet the neo-Aristotelian challenge

Subjects

Places

  • salle Corbin B1.661, Université Lille 3 - 3 rue du Barreau
    Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France (59650)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Friday, May 23, 2014

Keywords

  • object, objet, genre, kind

Contact(s)

  • Tero Tulenheimo
    courriel : tero [dot] tulenheimo [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Justin Duquesnoy
    courriel : justin [dot] duquesnoy [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr

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« Objects of all kinds », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 19, 2014, https://calenda.org/286679

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