Workshop #1: Persistence in Stability (postponed)

24-25 April 2020 [POSTPONED]

University of Bonn
Internationales Zentrum für Philosophie NRW (IZPH)
Poppelsdorfer Allee 28
53115 Bonn, DE

»Persistence in Stability« is the first workshop of the DFG-Network »Change and Change-Makers«. The main agenda of this workshop is to lay the foundation for a reconceptualization of the notion of persistence by incorporating stability. The background assumption is that contemporary debates about persistence have focused too much on cases of change. However, in many areas of science stability is even more important than change: the human body exists through metabolism, social systems often exist through a delicate balance of internal and external forces, and solar systems exist only through a delicate balance of rotational energy and gravitational force. By rethinking persistence through stability, the Network seeks to enrich contemporary metaphysics of persistence.

Sophie Allen (Keele)
Rani Lill Anjum (Ås)
Florian Fischer (Siegen)
Anne Sophie Meincke (Southampton)
Johanna Seibt (Aarhus)
Neil E. Williams (Buffalo)

Florian Fischer, Anne Sophie Meincke