Prof. Theodore Locke presents "Metaphysical Explanations for Modal Normativists"
Prof. Theodore Locke will present a paper at the 2019 Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative Conference, hosted by the University of Alberta, September 26-29, 2019, at the Banff Centre. The paper is titled "Metaphysical Explanations for Modal Normativists."
The 2019 CMC conference theme is "Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism":
Essences have traditionally been assigned important but controversial explanatory roles in philosophical, scientific and social theorizing. Anti-essentialists and conventionalists of various stripes, however, often regard essentialism as a vestige of ancient and medieval thought, or worse, as politically and socially repressive and dangerous. This conference aims to encourage dialogue between essentialists and anti-essentialists across different sub-disciplines within philosophy, including (but not limited to) feminist philosophy, history of philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, and social ontology.
Prof. Theodore Locke is a Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University.