Talks


# = invited talks

1997

1. “La vision sans la profondeur”, SOPHA 1997 (Colloque de la Société de Philosophie Analytique), University of Caen (France), May 1997.

2000

2. “Simple Three-valued Modal logics”, ESSLLI 2000 (European Summer School for Logic, Language and Information), University of Birmingham (UK), August 2000.

3. “Conditions nécessaires”, SOPHA 2000 (Colloque de la Société de Philosophie Analytique), University of Brest (France), September 2000.

4. “Simple Three-valued Modal logics”, AiML 2000 (Advances in Modal Logic), University of Leipzig (Germany), October 2000.

5. # “Dépendance existentielle, fondation et objets composés”, Méréologie et modalités. Aspects critiques et développements, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), October 2000.

2001

6. “Dépendance existentielle”, Graduate Students Seminar, University of Geneva, February 2001.

7. “Essence et modalité priorienne”, Graduate Students Seminar, University of Geneva, March 2001.

8. “Logical Dependence and Independence in the Tractatus”, 24th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg (Austria), August 2001.

2002

9. “Les substances”, Graduate Students Seminar, University of Geneva, June 2002.

10. “Husserl on Foundation”, Colloquium Formal Concepts, University of Geneva, November 2002.

2003

11. “Parties temporelles et extension temporelle”, Graduate Students Seminar, University of Geneva, June 2003.

12. # “The 3D Way of Perduring”, Les catégories : le temps et l’espace dans la philosophie moderne et contemporaine, University of Geneva, June 2003.

13. “Deux manières de perdurer”, SOPHA 2003 (Colloque de la Société de Philosophie Analytique), University of Montréal and UQAM, September 2003.

14. # “Generic Essence”, Modality Workshop, Arché research group at St. Andrews (UK), December 2003.

2004

15. “On Neale on the Slingshot”, Graduate Students Seminar, University of Barcelona, Jan-Feb 2004.

16. # “Semantics for Analytic Containment”, Seminar for Swiss PhD Students and Young Researchers in Logic, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), March 2004.

17. “Neale and the Slingshot”, Summer School in Metaphysics, University of Geneva, April 2004.

18. Comments on Philipp Keller’s “No Relations”, 1st Barcelona-Geneva Meeting, University of Barcelona, May 2004.

19. “Generic Essence”, Summer School in Metaphysics, University of Geneva, June 2004.

20. # Comments on Achille Varzi “Change, Temporal Parts and the Argument from Vagueness”, Surviving Through Change, A Philosophical Workshop, Bergamo (Italy), July 2004.

21. “Generic Essence”, 27th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg (Austria), August 2004.

2005

22. # “Descartes’ Temporal Parts”, SUNY at Buffalo (NY, USA), February 2005.

23. “Les parties temporelles de Descartes”, Research Seminar, University of Geneva, April 2005.

24. # “(Finean) Essence and (Priorean) Modality”, Fine philosophy – the philosophy of Kit Fine, University of Geneva, June 2005.

25. # “Descartes’ Temporal Parts”, IIIrd Latin Meeting in analytic philosophy, Valencia, June 2005.

26. “Descartes’ Temporal Parts”, ECAP05, University of Lisbon, August 2005.

27. # “Modality, Quantification, and Many Vlach-Operators”, 3rd Meeting of the VCS, University of Bern, October 2005.

28. “The Best Four-Dimensionalist Solution to the Modal Problem of Coincidence”, Research Seminar, University of Geneva, November 2005.

29. “A Radical Solution to the Modal Problem of Coincidence”, LOGOS seminar, University of Barcelona, December 2005.

2006

30. “Necessary Existence and the Brouwerian Principle”, ENFA 3, University of Lisbon, June 2006.

31. “L’existence nécessaire et le principe de Brouwer”, SOPHA 2006 (Colloque de la Société de Philosophie Analytique), Aix-en-Provence (France), September 2006.

2007

32. # “De la difficulté d’être un actualiste ordinaire”, Cycle de conférences PhilEAs, University of Geneva, March 2007.

33. “Necessity is Truth in Virtue of the Nature of all Things”, 3rd Barcelona-Geneva Meeting, University of Geneva, May 2007.

34. “How to be an Ordinary Actualist (or an Ordinary Presentist)”, LOGOS seminar, University of Barcelona, May 2007.

35. # “A Novel Metaphysics of Time” (with Sven Rosenkranz), Cycle de conférences PhilEAs, University of Geneva, December 2007.

2008

36. “Tensed Facts and the Semantics for Tensed and Tenseless Discourse” (with Sven Rosenkranz), ECAP 6, Krakow, August 2008.

37. # “As Time Goes By” (with Sven Rosenkranz), Current Issues in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Language, Phlox Inaugural Workshop, Humboldt University of Berlin, September 2008.

38. # “Metaphysical Grounds”, PALMYR VII, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, October 2008.

39. Comments on Jan Almäng “Temporal Gestalten and the Nature of Time Consciousness”, 12th eidos workshop, Geneva, December 2008.

2009

40. # “La distinction passé-présent-futur, le passage du temps et l’indétermination du futur”, Société Romande de Philosophie, Geneva, March 2009.

41. # “The Formalities of Grounding”, Methodological Issues in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Ghent (Belgium), April 2009.

42. “The Logic of Doomsday Indeterminism”, SOPHA 2009 (Colloque de la Société de Philosophie Analytique), Geneva, September 2009.

43. # Comments on Andrea Borghini’s “One more reason not to tense the copula”, Vth Latin Meeting in analytic philosophy, L’Aquila, September 2009.

44. # “On the Reduction of Necessity to Essence”, 16th eidos workshop, Geneva, November 2009.

2010

45. # “Maybe Doomsday, Maybe Not: The Open Future Reconceived” (with Sven Rosenkranz), IInd Workshop on Vagueness and Metaphysics, Barcelona, January 2010.

46. “Grounding and Truth-Functions”, Grounding, Explanation and Dependence, Geneva, March 2010.

47. # “Les faits”, Repenser les faits, Grenoble (France), April 2010.

48. # “Non-Proxy Reductions of Eternalist Discourse”, PALMYR IX, ILLC, Amsterdam, June 2010.

49. # “Non-Proxy Reductions of Eternalist Discourse”, First International Conference on Metaphysical Logic, São Paulo, August 2010.

50. # “A “classical” tempo-modal logic for future contingents”, Causes and Tenses: Formal Perspectives, Krakow, September 2010.

51. “Because – Sentential Connective or Relational Predicate?”, discussion with P. Keller and K. Mulligan, Workshop on Contingentism, Geneva, September 2010.

52. # “Des faits éternels dans un univers changeant”, Colloque de recherche, Neuchâtel, October 2010.

2011

53. # “Metaphysical Grounds and Essence”, Research Colloquium, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, February 2011.

54. # “Metaphysical Grounds and Essence”, Ontological Dependence Workshop, University of Bristol, February 2011.

55. # “Metaphysical Grounds and Essence”, Grounding and Modality Workshop, University of Glasgow, April 2011.

56. # “From Grounding to Truth-Making”, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, University of Barcelona, May 2011.

57. # “Modal Logic from a Philosopher’s Perspective”, SGSLPS conference on Philosophical Modal Logic, Geneva, October 2011.

58. # “Realism about tense: Escaping Fine’s trilemma”, PETAF Midterm Conference, Aberdeen, December 2011.

2012

59. # “How to Reduce Modality to Essence”, The Logic and Metaphysics of Essence, Lugano, January 2012.

60. # “How to Reduce Modality to Essence”, Philosophical Society Talks, Oxford, February 2012.

61. # “Logical Grounds”, Logic Tea, ILLC, Amsterdam, March 2012.

62. # “How to Reduce Modality to Essence”, Metaphysics, Meaning and Modality: Themes from Kit Fine, University of Bucharest / Cumpatu-Sinaia, May 2012.

63. # “How to Reduce Modality to Essence”, PETAF Modality Workshop, University of Stockholm, June 2012.

64. “Le concept de fondation au cœur de la logique”, Colloque de recherche, Neuchâtel, October 2012.

65. # “La logique formelle et la philosophie”, Workshop de méthodologie : Réflexion sur les outils de la philosophie, Geneva, October 2012.

66. # “Logical Grounds”, Institutskolloquium, Philosophisches Seminar, Hamburg, October 2012.

67. # “Logical Grounds”, Colloquium in Mathematical Philosophy, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, November 2012.

68. # “Logical Grounds”, Departmental Talks, Philosophisches Seminar, Tübingen, November 2012.

69. # “À propos de deux types importants d’explications en philosophie”, Rencontre philosophique romande, Neuchâtel, December 2012.

2013

70. # “Living at the Present Moment”, Cycle de conférences PhilEAs, University of Geneva, March 2013.

71. “La théorie de l’univers-bloc en expansion est-elle cohérente ?”, Colloque de recherche, Neuchâtel, May 2013.

72. # “Living at the Present Moment”, LanCog Seminar Series, Lisbon, May 2013.

73. # “Grounding, Entailment and Levels of Reality”, Kit Fine Conference, Varano Borghi (Italy), July / August 2013.

74. # “Realism about tense: Escaping Fine’s trilemma”, Kit Fine Conference, Varano Borghi (Italy), July / August 2013.

75. # “Grounding, Entailment and Levels of Reality”, Groundedness in Semantics and Beyond, Oslo, August 2013.

76. # “Living on the Brink, or Welcome Back, Growing Block!” (with Sven Rosenkranz), PERSP workshop on the As and Bs in the Philosophy of Time, Barcelona, September 2013.

77. # “Jean Nicod and the Geometry of the Sensible World”, The Geometry of the Visual Field, Fribourg, October 2013.

78. “Jean Nicod et la géométrie du monde sensible”, Colloque de recherche, Neuchâtel, October 2013.

79. # “Grounding, Entailment and Levels of Reality”, Proofs That and Proofs Why, IHPST, Paris, November 2013.

2014

80. # Comments on Ted Sider’s “Scientific Properties”, Metaphysics Workshop, White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, January 2014.

81. “Nouvelles considérations sur l’idée d’une réduction de la nécessité à l’essence”, Colloque de recherche, Neuchâtel, March 2014.

82. # “More on the Reduction of Necessity to Essence”, Monday Colloquium, Fribourg, April 2014.

83. # “On the Impure Logic of Conceptualistic Ground”, Necessary Connections, Glasgow, May 2014.

84. # “Identity, Essence, Modality and Ground”, Meaning and Modality, Oslo, June 2014.

85. # “On the Impure Logic of Conceptualistic Ground”, Recent Work on the Logic of Ground, Oslo, June 2014.

86. “Nothing to Come”, Experience and Reality, Ovronnaz, June 2014.

87. # Dialectica lecture: “Identity, Essence and Ground”, ECAP 8, Bucarest, August 2014.

88. “Le concept de fondation et certaines de ses applications”, Leçon inaugurale, Neuchâtel, September 2014.

89. # “Identity, Essence and Ground (and More)”, Centre for Metaphysics and Mind, Leeds, October 2014.

90. “Identity and Ground”, Colloque de Recherche, Neuchâtel, November 2014.

2015

91. # “Qu’est-ce que le Röstigraben ?”, Aristote chez les Helvètes : Cycle de conférences en philosophie et métaphysique contemporaine, Neuchâtel, February 2015.

92. # “On the Logic of Factual Equivalence”, Logic and Information ST 2015, Münchenwiler (Switzerland), March 2015.

93. # “New Thoughts on Grounding and Factual Equivalence”, Truth and Grounds, Ascona (Switzerland), May 2015.

94. # “Generic Identity and Its Uses”, The Metaphysics of Properties and Relations, Bergamo, July 2015.

95. “The Formalities of Representational Grounding”, Logical and Metaphysical Perspectives on Grounding, Osnabrück, September 2015.

96. “There’s No Time Like the Present (And Yet Time Flows)”, Seminar of Invited Speakers, Master in Cognitive Science, Neuchâtel, October 2015.

97. “There’s No Time Like the Present (And Yet Time Flows)”, Colloque de Recherche, Neuchâtel, November 2015.

2016

98. # “Real Definitions”, Colloquium Series, Bern, June 2016.

99. # “A Logic for Relative Fundamentality (and Grounding)”, Humboldt Workshop on the History of Ground, Helsinki, June 2016.

100. “Real Definitions”, Ground, Essence and Modality, Helsinki, June 2016.

101. # “Essence as Generalised Identity and Real Definition”, Metaphysics of Entanglement Invited Speakers Talks, Oxford, October 2016.

2017

102. “Tense Realism in Relativistic Spacetime”, Colloque de Recherche, Neuchâtel, May 2017.