Discover and/or construct (your own private) metametaphysics

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) invites all PhD students to participate in a special meeting of ”the metametaphysical club”.

Organizing university

Erasmus University Rotterdam


8, 11, 12 December, 2017



Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: ....

Primary target group

PhD students

About the topic

– are introduced to the main metametaphysical views,
– are invited to discuss and reflect on the possibilities and limits of these different approaches,
– attend the presentations of four papers by international experts in a special edition of “the metametaphysical club”,
– prepare, conduct and evaluate interviews with these experts on their (meta)metaphysical views.
Excerpts from these interviews will be used in the online course “Reality Bites: A tasting of analytic metaphysics”


Friday 8th of December
09:00-12:00: Introduction to metametaphysics by Tim De Mey, Markku Keinanen and Jani Hakkarainen
13:00-17:00: papers by, among others, Markku Keinanen, Jani Hakkarainen and James Miller (in a special edition of The Metametaphysical Club)
18:00: dinner (not included)
Monday 11th of December
on appointment: interviews with the experts
Tuesday 12th of December
11:00-14:00: evaluation of the interviews
15:00-17:00: paper by and public interview with Gonzala Rodriguez-Pereyra (special edition of The Metametaphysical Club)
18:00-: closing drinks in Kaapse Maria


Tim de Mey, Markku Keinanen, Jani Hakkarainen and James Miller

How to apply / register

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