CFP: Modality in Physics, Kraków, Poland, June 11-13, 2018

Description: The conference is devoted to clarify the question as to what role modality plays in theories of physics. Has our physical world an irreducible modal aspect? Are there modal properties, entities or other conceptual tools which are indispensable in understanding physical theories? If these elements are dispensable, does adding modality help to interpret these theories?

Invited speakers:
Guido Bacciagaluppi (Utrecht University)
Andreas Bartels (University of Bonn)
László E. Szabó (Eötvös University, Budapest)
Samuel C. Fletcher (University of Minnesota)
Balázs Gyenis (Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest)
Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)
Tim Maudlin (New York University)
Thomas Müller (University of Konstanz)
Oliver Pooley (University of Oxford, tbc)

Organizers:
Tomasz Placek (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest)
Joanna Luc (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

Submission: We invite submissions for presentations on any topics related to modality in physics. Please send a 500 word abstract to Gábor Hofer-Szabó (szabo.gabor@btk.mta.hu).

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018. Decisions will be made by April 30, 2018.

Registration, accommodation, travel: Please contact Tomasz Placek (tomasz.placek@uj.edu.pl) or Joanna Luc ‎(joanna.luc.poczta@gmail.com).

Website: https://modphys.tumblr.com/

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