Ontological monism; W.V.O. Quine; Being; A. Meinong; Metaontology; Naturalness; Ontology; Existence; Unrestricted / restricted quantifiers; Reality; T. Sider; Intrinsicality; Existential quantification; Fundamentality; Essence; Ways of being; Ontological pluralism; Aristotle
Frischhut Akiko (2018), Is There a True Self?, in Altobrando Andrea (ed.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, 15.
Correia Fabrice (2018), Nothing to Come: A Defence of the Growing Block Theory of Time
, Springer, London.
Correia Fabrice (2017), An Impure Logic of Representational Grounding, in Journal of Philosophical Logic
, 46(5), 507.
Mulligan Kevin, Cesalli Laurent (2017), Brentano and Marty:Correctness, Value, States of Affairs and Language., in Kriegel Uriah. (ed.), Routledge, London and New York, 1.
Mulligan Kevin (2017), Brentano's Knowledge, Austrian Verificationisms, and Epistemic Accounts of Truth and Values, in The Monist
, 100(1), 88.
Frischhut Akiko (2017), Presentism and Temporal Experience, in Phillips Ian (ed.), Routledge, London, 249.
Skiles Alex (2016), Emergence Reinflated, in The Philosophical Quarterly
, 66(265), 833-842.
Richard Sébastien (ed.) (2016), Form(s) and MOdes of Being: The Ontology of Roman Ingarden
, Peter Lang, Brussels.
Mulligan Kevin (2016), How to Marry Phenomenology and Pragmatism: Scheler's Proposal
, ?, ?.
Skiles Alexander (2016), In Defence of Disjunctive, in Inquiry
, 59(5), 471-487.
Correia Fabrice (2016), On the Logic of Factual Equivalence, in Review of Symbolic Logic
, 9(1), 103-122.
Mulligan Kevin (2016), Persons and Acts: Collective and Social. From Ontology to Politics, in Salice Alessandro (ed.), Springer, ?, 17-45.
Skiles Alexander (2015), Against Grounding Necessitarianism, in Erkenntnis
Skiles Alexander (2015), Essence in Abundance, in Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Correia Fabrice (2015), From Grounding to Truth-Making: Some Thoughts, in Reboul Anne (ed.), Springer, ?, 85.
Correia Fabrice (2015), Logical Grounding and First Degree Entailments, in Grazer Philosophische Studien
, Special Issue, 3-55.
Correia Fabrice (2015), Logical Grounds, in Review of Symbolic Logic
Correia Fabrice, Rosenkranz Sven (2015), Presentism without Presentness, in Thought
, 4(1), 19-27.
Correia Fabrice, Rosenkranz Sven (2015), Return of the living Dead: Reply to Braddon-Mitchell, in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics
Frischhut Akiko (2015), What Experience Cannot Tell Us About Time, in Topoi
Frischhut Akiko (2014), Diachronic Unity and Temporal Transparency, in Journal of Consciousness Studies
Skiles Alexander (2014), Is There a Dilemma for the Truthmaker Non-Maximalist?, in Synthese
Frischhut Akiko (2014), Phenomenology and the Perception of Time, in Santoianni Flavia (ed.), Springer, ?, 109.
Skiles Alexander (2014), Primitivism about Intrinsicality, in Francescotti Robert (ed.), De Gruyter, Berlin, 221.
Skiles Alexander (2014), Review of Fabrice COrreia and Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding:Understanding the Structure of Reality (2012, CUP), in Analysis
Mulligan Kevin (2014), Review of Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen, Personal Value (2011 OUP), in Utilitas
Mulligan Kevin (2013), Formal Concepts, in Mulligan Kevin (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, London, 205.
Frischhut Akiko, Skiles Alexander (2013), Time, Modality, and the Unbearable Lightness of Being, in Thought
Mulligan Kevin, Correctness-Makers vs. Truth-Makers, in Cumpa Javier (ed.), OUP, Oxford, 1.
Mulligan Kevin, Logical Norms, Logical Truths and Normative Grounding, in Schnieder Benjamin (ed.), OUP, Oxford, 1.
Frischhut Akiko, Presentism and the Experience of Temporal Passage, in Phillips Ian (ed.), Routledge, London, 1.
This project brings together a group of metaphysicians to investigate questions about the nature of existence in order to provoke novel and productive lines of research into the foundations of ontology. The foundations of ontology - or metaontology, as it is now known - is a wide-ranging branch of philosophy concerned with the metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, methodology, and theoretical prospects of ontology: the branch of philosophy that asks, “which kinds of things exist?”. Although questions about which kinds of things exist continue to be extensively discussed in the contemporary philosophical literature, questions about what it is for a thing to exist at all - despite their ancient pedigree and importance to both ontology and metaontology - have been unduly neglected in mainstream analytic philosophy until quite recently. The two main contributions of this project will be (i) to bring distinctively metaphysical questions about the nature of existence back to the forefront of contemporary research in metaontology and (ii) to investigate the broader implications that answers to these questions bear for ongoing research in ontology. To achieve these goals, the overall project will be organized around two independent, yet complementary, research questions that will be investigated by two research groups:i. Subproject A: Are there many fundamentally different ways to exist? This research group will comprehensively investigate the recently revived dispute over whether different things can enjoy different kinds of existence, and explore its implications for classical disputes in metaphysics. Lead investigators: Mulligan and Frischhut.ii. Subproject B: Are there any shared essential characteristics of existence?This research group will investigate whether there are any interesting truths about what it is for a thing to exist at all, focusing in particular on whether facts about the existence of particular things are (i) reductively unanalyzable, (ii) intrinsic, or (iii) perfectly natural. Lead investigators: Correia and Skiles. It is rare in contemporary philosophy that an opportunity emerges to make major advances on such a broad and canonical topic as the nature of existence. It is the primary ambition of this project to provide a groundbreaking and comprehensive research platform that will rejuvenate discussions of this topic and set the agenda for further investigations into it for years to come.