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Powers: Their Grounding and Their Realization

International Conference at University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall College)

7th - 9th July 2008

 

Invited speakers

Alexander Bird (University of Bristol). Dispositions and Causation.

Kristina Engelhard (University of Cologne). The Reality of Powers 

Kit Fine (New York University). TBA

Toby Handfield (Monash University). Disposition manifestations as natural kinds.

John Heil (Washington University in St Louis). Powers and Qualities.

Jonathan Lowe (University of Durham). On the Individuation of Powers.

Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford). Can Powers Be Pure?

Jennifer McKitrick (University of Nebraska – Lincoln). Manifestations as Effects.

Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham). Primitive Modality

Markus Schrenk (University of Nottingham). The Powerlessness of Necessity.

Ernest Sosa (Rutgers). Virtues and Situations. 

Provisional Program [PDF]

 

Registration procedure

Conference fee: £40 (Students £10)

Please let Anna Marmodoro (anna.marmodoro@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) know that you intend to attend, and mail your cheque, payable to 'Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford', NOT to organizer but to:

Mr Kian Febrer
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford
10 Merton Street
Oxford OX1 4JJ

(It would be helpful if you could mark your cheque as ‘Powers conf’).

It will also be possible to register on Mon 7th, 9:00-9:30am, and payment by cash will be accepted.

Meals and accommodation

Meals and overnight accommodation are available (on a first come first served basis) in Lady Margaret Hall College, which is also the Conference venue. 

Virtual tour of the College:
http://clients.networks.co.uk/ladymargarethall/collegetour/collegetour.html

The following options are available:

B&B only

En-suite room £50 per night

Half board (includes dinner):

En-suite room £71 per night

Conference dinner will be on Tue 8th of July and is open to all Conference participants.  It costs £ 20 for residents; £ 37 for non residents (includes pre-dinner drinks and wine).

Please bear in mind that there is limited availability in College, so you need to let the Organizer know by the 30th of May about your requirements for accommodation and if you intend to attend the Conference dinner. 

Please mail a cheque for the appropriate amount payable to 'Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford', NOT to organizer but to:

Mr Kian Febrer
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford
10 Merton Street
Oxford OX1 4JJ

(It would be helpful if you could mark your cheque as ‘Powers conf’)

Directions and transport to Lady Margaret Hall: http://clients.networks.co.uk/ladymargarethall/location/location.html

Alternative, but more costly accommodation in Oxford may be found through the Oxford City Tourist Information Centre: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/info/visitors.html 

Student bursaries

Thanks to the Analysis Trust, student bursaries are available of a value of £57 each, on a first come first served basis.  Please email the Organizer if you are interested.  The bursaries will be given as expenses refund on presentation of the receipts.

The Organizer acknowledges the generous support of:

The British Academy
The Mind Association
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science
The Analysis Trust
The John Fell Fund (OUP)

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