Submission deadline *extended to*: April 1, 2016
Conference date(s): May 27, 2016

Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Room H8-01 144.165
9, Chemin des Mines
Geneva CH-1202


The Lake Geneva Graduate Conference is a new annual event organized by the graduate students at the Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Geneva, Switzerland.

The conference’s goal is to foster exchanges between graduate students from the Lake Geneva area and from elsewhere in the world. Submissions from graduate students were assessed by means of strict blind review processes (authors – editorial team – reviewers, cf. the attached CFP for further details) in order to select approximately two submissions from the Lake Geneva area and two from elsewhere in the world.

The topic of our CFP was explanation, broadly conceived, and our program for the day is the following:

9:30-10:45 Prof. CHRISTIAN WÜTHRICH (Geneva), Keynote speaker

What Becomes of the Future

11:00-12:00 JONAS WERNER (Hamburg)

On the Epistemic Connection Between Grounds and Grounded

12:00-1:00 DAVIDE ROMANO (Lausanne)

“Quantum to Classical Transition in Bohmian Mechanics: from a (Quantum) Holistic Description to a (Classical) “Separable” World”.

Lunch at Campus Biotech

2:30-3:45  Prof. KAREN BENNETT (Cornell), Keynote speaker

Explanation, Production, and Causation

4:00-5:00 FRANÇOIS PELLET (Münster)

Form, Matter, and Function in the Metaphysics of Mechanisms: Toward an Aggregative Definition of Mechanisms

5:00-6:00 ALBERTO TASSONI (UC Berkeley)

Laws and Explanation: Towards Unification

6h15-7h00 Open discussion and refreshments, followed by the conference dinner.

Here are some cheap accommodation options (hostels).Conference scholarships for non-speaker participants: Graduate students from the Lake Geneva area are eligible for reimbursement of train fares and meals. We encourage other non-speaker participants to contact us so that we can help them with their accommodation and applications for funding.

LG2C Sponsors: Profs. Fabrice Correia, Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni

LG2C Institutional Sponsors: University of Fribourg, Department of Philosophy; University of Neuchâtel, Department of Philosophy, Centre for cognitive sciences; University of Geneva, Department of Philosophy; University of Lausanne, Institute of Ethics History and Humanities; Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale.

Institutional credits: This event is generously supported by the Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale and hosted by the Department of Philosophy & Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva.

Submission guidelines:

*All papers should be of a maximum of 10 pages (single-spaced). They should correspond to presentations of 30 to 40 minutes, to be followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

*Only PDF files will be accepted.

*Submissions must be prepared for blind-review.

*Please include a separate PDF file as a cover page stating your name, a reminder of the title of your submission, your current academic institution(s) and your academic email address.

*Please send your submissions to the following address:

*Submissions from graduate students at academic institutions from the Lake Geneva area who are NOT part of the LG2C team are invited as well. These submissions will be transferred for blind-review to researchers located outside the Lake Geneva area. Please double-check that your submission is fully prepared for blind-review and that your cover page clearly discloses your affiliation to an academic institution from the Lake Geneva area.


For questions regarding submissions, please send us an email at

For all other questions and registration (free), please send us an email at

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