Dependence
a Philosophical Conference Hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder
The 2009 Colorado Conference on Dependence will take the following format: participation in the conference is by invitation only; there will be approximately 10 speakers, who will be asked to submit their papers ahead of time; the majority of the papers will not be presented at the conference as talks; rather, all participants will be expected to have read and thought about the papers prior to the conference; sessions will consist of approximately 15 minutes of commentary, followed by intensive discussion.

Possible topics for discussion include the following:

Ontological Dependence
Priority
Natural/Non-Natural Properties
Meta-Metaphysics
Foundation in Husserl
Symmetry
Explanation
Causation
Laws
Probability
Non-Reductive Materialism
Definition and Analysis
Degrees of Freedom in the Sciences