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Zoom: Res Philosophica Speaker Series Lecture

Friday, 23 October, 2020

Join Res Philosophica for a talk, “Nominalism and Material Plenitude” presented by Uriah Kriegel, Ph.D., at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, via Zoom.

The talk is free and open to the public.

About the Talk

The idea of “material plenitude” has been gaining traction in recent discussions of the metaphysics of material objects. The talk’s main goal here is to show that this idea may have important dialectical implications for the metaphysics of properties, more specifically, that it provides the nominalist with new resources in her attempt to reject an ontology of universals. Kriegel will recapitulate one of the main arguments against nominalism, Armstrong’s truthmaker argument, and to show how plenitude helps the nominalist overcome the argument.

About the Speaker

Uriah Kriegel, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Rice University. He works primarily in the philosophy of mind and has written four books: Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory (OUP, 2009), The Sources of Intentionality (OUP, 2011), The Varieties of Consciousness (OUP, 2015), and Brentano's Philosophical System: Mind, Being, Value (OUP, 2018). He has also edited a number of books, including Current Controversies in the Philosophy of Mind (Routledge, 2013) and The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School (Routledge, 2017), and is the editor-in-chief of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Mind.

Register in advance for the meeting.

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