Math-First Structural Realism Workshop

Registration is open! Please register by March 13 so we have an accurate headcount.

Précis: This one-day workshop will bring together scholars from the U.S. and U.K. to discuss ideas stemming from David Wallace’s recent paper, “Stating Structural Realism: Mathematics-First Approaches to Physics and Metaphysics“. Speakers will include Eleanor Knox (Kings College, London / University of Pittsburgh), Alexander Franklin (Kings College London / University of California, Irvine), Katie Robertson (University of Birmingham), Alastair Wilson (University of Birmingham), Kerry McKenzie (University of California, San Diego), and Tushar Menon (Cambridge / Australian Catholic University). McKenzie will introduce the event and James Weatherall will moderate a roundtable discussion, which will include all speakers and David Wallace (University of Pittsburgh).

Place: Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1321 (campus map)
Time: 9:30am – 5pm, with refreshments beginning at 9.
Logistics: Paid parking is available in the Social Science Parking Structure.

Schedule (subject to change)

9am: Continental Breakfast

9:30am: Opening Remarks by Kerry McKenzie

9:45am: Eleanor Knox

10:45am: Alexander Franklin

11:45am: Catered Lunch

1pm: Katie Robertson & Alastair Wilson

2pm: Kerry McKenzie

3pm Coffee Break

3:15pm Tushar Menon

4:15pm Comments and Replies by David Wallace

4:30pm Roundtable Discussion

The event is co-organized by Kerry McKenzie and James Weatherall. It is hosted by the Southern California Philosophy of Physics Group with generous support from the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. For further information, please contact the organizers at and, respectively.