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22-23 May 2014, Workshop "Objects of All Kinds" (OAK), Lille, France

Speaker: Dale Jacquette (Bern), Wim Veldman (Nijmegen)
Date: 22-23 May 2014
Location: Lille, France
Deadline: 15 February 2014

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.

For more information, see http://evenements.univ-lille3.fr/oak/ or contact or (for information concerning the workshop) or (for practical information).

We invite submissions presenting original contributions to the above questions in relation to different disciplines within which they can arise (metaphysics, logic, physics, mathematics, theory of knowledge, and so on). Up to 4 contributed papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop. In addition, up to 2 short student presentations will be accepted. Submission deadline: February 15, 2014

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