Objects & Properties:

Generating Dialogue

29th-30th June 2018

Philosophy Conference



29th-30th June 2018.

(Times TBC.)


St John's College,

The University of Cambridge

Old Divinity School



Queens' College, University of Cambridge


How to get here:

(For images of the location & instructions, click here.)

From London:

There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King's Cross to Cambridge train station**, which takes 50 minutes - 1 hour. 

Trains also leave from London Liverpool Street Station.

For more information & train timetables, click here.

Or please refer to the National Rail Website.


**PLEASE NOTE: The correct train station is 'Cambridge'. This is not to be confused with 'Cambridge North'.

Arriving from Cambridge train station:

There is a taxi rank directly outside the station on the right (as you exit the station). Taxis from Cambridge station to St John's College should cost approximately £7-£10. If you wish to book a taxi before you arrive, we recommend using 'Panther Taxis'.


Cambridge train station is a 20-30 minute walk away from the college, the route can be found on Google Maps, here.

Arriving by Coach or Bus:

National Express operate coach services to Cambridge from major towns and cities within the U.K. There are frequent coach services from Central London, and London Stansted Airport to Cambridge. The X5 cross county Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, and Bedford. Most coach and bus services terminate at the Cambridge Bus Station, or Cambridge Busway Parkside. From here, make your way towards the centre of town, towards/via St Andrew's Street. We advise referring to the route on Google Maps, here to reach the college. 

Upon arrival, the Old Divinity School is opposite the Porter's Lodge on Trinity Street. For reference, please see the images below:

Above: Trinity Street approached from the Kings Parade. On the left, St John's College Porter's Lodge. On the right, St John's, the Old Divinity School. (See more below.)

Left: The front of St John's College on Trinity Street, this is directly opposite the Old Divinity School. Above: The front entrance of the Old Divinity School, Trinity Street. 

Where to stay:

Unfortunately we cannot provide accommodation for non-speakers, however, we recommend checking 'University Rooms' for any available university college rooms: 



29th June 2017

9:20 - 9:50                  Registration

9:50 - 11:10                Laurie Paul

                                   'Fundamental Subjective Categories'

11:10 -11:40               Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

11:40 - 13:00              Alyssa Ney

                                   '​The Fundamental Physical Objects and Properties'

13:00 - 14:00              Lunch

14:00 - 15:20              John Heil

                                   'Roots of Things'

15:20 - 15:50              Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

15:50 - 17:20              Friederike Moltmann

                                   'Modal and Attitudinal Objects'

17:20 - 18:40              Nick Jones

                                   'Propositions and Kinds of Unity' 

30th June 2017

9:20 - 9:50                  Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

9:50 - 11:10                Anna-Sofia Maurin

                                   'Maximal Explanatory Difference'

11:10 - 12:30              Alan Sidelle

                                   'A Conventionalist's Apology'

12:30 - 13:30              Lunch

13:30 - 14:50              Ralph Bader

                                   'Fundamentality and Non-symmetric Relations'

14:50 - 15:30              Neil Dewar

                                   'Freeing Structuralism from Model Theory'

15:30 - 16:00              Coffee, Tea & Biscuits

16:00 - 16:40              Erica Shumener

                                   'Properties, Facts, and Object-identity'

16:40 - 18:00              Helen Steward

                                   'Objects and Properties in Causation'

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 © 2017 Laura Franchetti.  Contact conference organisers at:  apm60@cam.ac.uk; cr484@cam.ac.uk.
Objects & Properties: Generating Dialogue, Philosophy Conference, University of Cambridge (2018). 

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