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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

Metaphysical Issues in Natural Kinds 2

A workshop organized jointly by the Department of Philosophy, University of Durham and Dynamis, the Finnish Network for Metaphysics.

Saturday, May 11, Venue: Joachim Room, St. Hild & St. Bede College, University of Durham.


9.30 -10.30 Jani Hakkarainen (University of Tampere): Humean Rejection of Kind Essential Properties

10.30- 11.30 Emma Tobin (University College London): TBA

11.30- 12.30 Robin Hendry (University of Durham): Continuity and Natural Kinds

12.30 -13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki): What is Realism about Natural Kinds?

14.30 -15.30 David Westland (University of Durham): Powers and Processes

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Markku Keinänen (University of Turku) & Jani Hakkarainen (University of Tampere): A Trope Nominalist Theory of Natural Kinds

17.00- 18.00 E. J. Lowe (University of Durham): Substance Universals


The registration fee is £ 10, which covers lunch and coffee, to be collected before the start of the event. Registrations and further information: mkeina[at] We would wish to have the registrations by Monday, May 6.