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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Foundations of Ontology II, 9 Sep 2013, Manchester (U.K.)

The Foundations of Ontology II

 a one-day workshop

 University of Manchester

 Monday 9 September 2013

 9.40 Thomas Hofweber (Chapel Hill) 'Esoteric and Egalitarian Metaphysics'
 11.10 Coffee
 11.30 Alyssa Ney (Rochester) 'Fundamental Physical Ontologies and the Constraint of Empirical Coherence'
 1.00 Lunch
 2.40 Chris Daly and David Liggins (Manchester) 'Hirsch's Charity Argument Against Revisionary Ontology'
 4.10 Coffee
 4.30 John Divers (Leeds) 'Modal Logic, Metaphysics and Methodology'
 6.00 End

 All are welcome. The workshop is free (including coffee and lunch) but 
registration before 6 September, by emailing, is essential.

 We are grateful to the AHRC for funding this workshop as part of the 
Foundations of Ontology project.