Workshop on Nominalizations

We are happy to announce our upcoming workshop on Nominalizations. The workshop will take place in room 121 of the main building of the Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (west wing) on April 25-26.

The speakers and their talks (ordered as scheduled) are:

  • Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart): On two types of English nominalized adjectives and the lexicalization of properties
  • Thomas Hofweber (Chapel Hill): The non-referential picture of language
  • Arvid Båve (Hamburg/Gothenburg): The function of nominalisations
  • Robert Schwartzkopff (Hamburg): The Fregean misconception of number(word)s as object(word)s
  • David Nicolas (Jean Nicod): Derived mass nouns, tropes, states and events
  • Katharina Felka (Hamburg): On easy arguments for numbers
  • Graeme Forbes (Colorado, Boulder): Proposition-descriptions and their “that”-clauses
  • David Liggins (Manchester): Propositions and “that”-clauses revisited

More information on the schedule can be found on the workshop’s poster.

The workshop is funded by the DFG, the Humboldt Foundation, and the DFG/ANR project Nominalizations.

Attendance will be free but participants are asked to register with the organizers (please write an email to:

Fourth Paris-Hamburg Ontology Workshop

The Nominalizations project is holding the

Fourth Paris-Hamburg Ontology Workshop

September 2, 2014.

IHPST, Grande Salle
13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris
metro Mabillon

Speakers are:

  • Katharina Felka (Hamburg): ‘Presuppositions and truth-value intuitions’
  • Robert Schwartzkopff (Hamburg): ”The number of Jupiter’s moons is four’ as a higher-order identity statement’
  • Alexander Steinberg (Mainz): ‘Propositions and that-clauses’
  • Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris): ‘Cognitive products and the semantics of attitude verbs’

To see the complete programme, click here.

Workshop in Gothenburg

Benjamin Schnieder and the phlox research group are happy to announce, as part of the on-going Nominalizations project, the following upcoming workshop:

Talking of Something or Talking of Nothing?

When? On Saturday, 18 / 01 / 2014
Where? University of Gothenburg – Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Philosophy of Science, Room T340

(To read an abstract, just click on the title of the talk.)

10.00 – 11.15 David Liggins (Manchester):
Unpropositional attitudes
11.30 – 12.45 Arvid Båve (Stockholm/Gothenburg):
Are that-clauses singular terms?
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15:30 Matti Eklund (Uppsala):
Carnap and Contemporary Metaontology
15.30 – 16.45 Robert Schwartzkopff (Oxford/Hamburg):
Syntactic Decisiveness: A Critical Defence
16.45 – 17.15 Coffee
17.15 – 18.30 Benjamin Schnieder (Gothenburg/Hamburg):
Talking About Properties

The workshop is open to the public. If you have any questions, contact the organizer, Benjamin

Fiction/alism Workshop

Professor Benjamin Schnieder and the phlox research group are happy to announce, as part of the on-going Nominalizations project, the following upcoming workshop:

Fiction/alism: Fiction in Metaphysics, Language, and Methodology 

4-5 October – University of Hamburg – Department of Philosophy

Room 1052 – Von-Melle-Park 6 – Hamburg – 20146

Preliminary Programme

Friday 4 October
13.00 – 14:30 Robert Schwartzkopff (Oxford):
Fictionalism and Inferential Oddity
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee
15.00 – 16.30 Richard Woodward (Hamburg):
To Have and to Hold
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee
17.00 – 18.30 Christian Folde (Hamburg):
Exploring Fictional Consequence
Saturday 5 October
10.00 – 11.30 Mark Jago (Nottingham):
Fictional Names & Fictional Worlds
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee
12.00 – 13.30 Maria Kuper (Hamburg):
Fictional Names – Frege vs. Mill
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16:30 Fiora Salis (Lisbon):
Fictionally Creating Fictional Characters
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee
17.00 – 18.30 Graham Priest (CUNY/Melbourne):
Sein Language

The workshop is open to the public, though we ask that anyone interested in attending contact the organizer, Nathan Wildman

Third Paris-Hamburg Ontology Workshop

The Nominalizations project is holding the

Third Paris-Hamburg Ontology Workshop

February 22-23, 2013.

IHPST, Grande Salle
13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris
metro Mabillon

Speakers include:

  • Arash Behboodi (IHPST, Paris): ‘Understanding Ontologies and Existential Syncretism’
  • Lisa Bylinina (Utrecht): ‘Sources of Subjectivity and the Judge Argument’
  • Uriah Kriegel (IJN, Paris): ‘Brentano’s Simple Attitudes’
  • Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris): ‘Predicates of Subjective Evaluations and their Nominalizations’
  • Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg): ‘Grounding’
  • Moritz Schulz (Barcelona): ‘Grounding Mental Causation’

To see the complete programme, click here.

Second Hamburg-Paris Ontology Workshop

The Nominalizations project is holding the

Second Hamburg-Paris Ontology Workshop.

November 7, 2012.

IHPST, Grande Salle
13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris
metro Mabillon


10.00 – 10.30 Coffee
10.30 – 11.30 Aurelien Tonneau (IHPST):
The Truth-Making Idea: Overview of the Debate
11.30 – 12.30 Marcello Oreste Fiocco (UC Irvine):
Truth-Making and Synchronic Possibility
12.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Friederike Moltmann (IHPST):
Cases as Truthmakers
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 17.00 Stephan Kraemer (Hamburg):
Inevitable Indeterminacy in Polyadic Predications?

Award winning member

At the GAP.8 conference (taking place this September in Konstanz), the German Association for Analytic Philosophy will award the prestiguous Wolfgang-Stegmüller-Preis, which will be awarded to three people.
Confirmed rumour has it that one of the winners of the Stegmüller-Preis is a member of our Nominalizations project:

  • Stephan Krämer for his dissertation Second-order Quantification and Ontological Commitment

I am happy about these news, and I am very proud of Stephan.


PS: As you can read here, this is not my only reason for being happy and proud …