Metaphysical Overdetermination (Ricki Bliss)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on September 13th from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University).

Title: Metaphysical Overdetermination

Abstract: It is widely recognized by proponents of the notion that grounding can be, indeed is, overdetermined.  Further to this, it seems safe to suppose that something of a consensus has emerged: grounding is overdetermined and there is nothing about it, either conceptually or metaphysically, that we ought to find concerning.  But from a small sampling of alleged cases no such conclusions can responsibly be drawn.  This paper aims to demonstrate that there is nothing obvious or straightforward about grounding overdetermination and that the topic is deserving of much more serious philosophical attention.

Fall 2021 Schedule

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 (NY time) entirely online, unless otherwise noted. The provisional schedule is as follows:

Sep 13. Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University)

Sep 20. Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion University)

Sep 27. Rashed Ahmad (University of Connecticut)

Oct 4. Yale Weiss (CUNY GC)


Oct 18. Rohit Parikh (CUNY GC)

Oct 25. Noah Friedman-Biglin (San José State University)

Nov 1. Thomas Macaulay Ferguson (University of Amsterdam)

Nov 8. Roman Kossak (CUNY GC)

Nov 15. Sara Uckelman (Durham University)

Nov 22. Konstantinos Georgatos (John Jay)

Nov 29. Martin Pleitz (Münster)

Dec 6. Dirk Batens (University of Ghent)

Dec 13. Dolf Rami (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)