Lake Geneva Graduate Conference 2019

Kinds – in Philosophy and Its History

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – University of Geneva

The Lake Geneva Graduate Conference is an annual event organized by the graduate students of the Universities of Geneva, Fribourg, Neuchâtel, and Lausanne, Switzerland. The fourth edition of the conference will be held in Geneva on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. This year we shall talk about kinds.

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Nick Zangwill
University of Hull

Prof. Paolo Crivelli
University of Geneva

Location: Auditoire RDC Battelle of Building A, Route de Drize 7, 1227 Carouge (Geneva)


PROGRAM (click here for PDF Version)

MORNING (Keynote Addresses)

8.45-9.00                     Arrival  

9.00-10.30           Paolo Crivelli (University of Geneva)

“Negative Kinds in Plato’s Statesman

+ Discussion

10.30-10.45                 Pause (15 min)

10.45-12.15         Nick Zangwill (University of Hull)

“Carnap, Ontology, and Categories: Burial and Praise”

+ Comments by François Pellet (Münster/Geneva)

+ Discussion


12.30-14.00                 LUNCH


AFTERNOON (Graduate Talks)

14.00-14:50          Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt University Berlin)

“Euclid’s Kinds and (Their) Attributes: Metaphysical Background Assumptions in Ancient Greek Mathematics” (Short Abstract)

+ Comments by Maria Fiorella Privitera (Geneva)

+ Discussion

14:50-15:40           Giulio Sciacca (FINO NW Italian Philosophy Consortium)

“That’s Why the Debate on the Metaphysics of Species Should Not Be Deflated” (Short Abstract)

+ Discussion

15.40-16.00                  Pause (20 min)

16:00-16:50            Roberto Granieri (University of Toronto/ÉNS Paris)

“Kinds as Principles” (Short Abstract)

+ Discussion

16:50-17:40            Athamos Stradis (King’s College London)

“No Minds, No Special Science Kinds” (Short Abstract)

+ Discussion

17:40-18:00                  Pause (20 min)

18:00-18:50             Heejin Kwon (University College London)

“Natural Kind Substances, Natural Properties, and Modal Knowledge” (Short Abstract)

+ Discussion


19:00                           Attribution of the LG2C 2019 dialectica prize

+ Apéro