The conference will take place on June 11 and 12, 2022 both in A12, Red Building, West Campus Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano and livestreamed on Zoom. Prospective participants should register by sending an email to Jan Plate ([email protected]), specifying whether they plan to attend in person or on Zoom.


Schedule of the Conference

Saturday, June 11: Ancient & Medieval Section

10.00 Matthew Duncombe - The University of Nottingham - “The Origins of the Incompleteness theory of relativity”.

11.15 Break

11.45 Christophe Erismann – Universität Wien

13.00 Lunch break

15.00 Alessandro Giordani - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan & Università della Svizzera italiana - "Models of Relational Participation"

16.15 Break

16.45 Heine Hansen – The Saxo Institute

18.00 End of Day


Sunday, June 12: Contemporary Section

09:00 Michael Esfeld – University of Lausanne - “A Contemporary Metaphysics Based on Relations”.

10:15 Break

10:30 Francesco Orilia – University of Macerata - "On the Symmetry, Non-Symmetry and Converseness of Relations".

11:45 Lunch break

13:15 Vera Hoffmann-Kolss – Universität Bern - “Causal vs. Non-Causal Dependence Relations”.

14:30 Break

14:45 Kit Fine – New York University - Closing Remarks.

16:00 End of day