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Unifying Metaphysical Pluralism

Academic output

Research output springing from this project is listed below.


  • 2018: Mulder, J.M. ‘The Limits of Humeanism’. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 8(3): 671–87 (link)
  • 2018: Naastepad, C.W.M. and Mulder, J.M. ‘Robots and Us: Towards an Economics of the “Good Life”‘. Review of Social Economy 76(3): 302–34 (link)


  • 2019: Recipient of the Kurt Gödel Award 2019, issued by the Kurt Gödel Freundeskreis in collaboration with Wuppertal University, for the essay ‘The limits of reductionism: thought, life, and reality’ (published online)
  • 2019: Recipient, together with C.W.M. Naastepad, of the Helen Potter Award 2018, issued by the Association of Social Economics, for the best essay published in the Review of Social Economy in 2018 (see above: ‘Robots and Us: Towards an Economics of the “Good Life”‘)

Invited talks

  • June 17, 2019: ‘Aristotle, Hegel, and Rödl on how the law of non-contradiction leads to contradictions’, ELP-talk at Constance University.
  • February 12, 2019: ‘On the Unity of (Group) Action’, together with Niels van Miltenburg, contribution to the REINS Closing Conference held at Utrecht University.
  • January 24, 2019: ‘Varieties of Process’, contribution to this project’s own Workshop on Varieties of Understanding in the Sciences.
  • January 11, 2019: ‘Two Perspectives on Time’, contribution to the XIth Meeting of the Metametaphysical Club, held at Rotterdam University.
  • November 21, 2018: ‘A puzzle about higher-order theories of consciousness’, contribution to the Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy. (link).
  • October 5–7, 2018: invited lecture at the Self-Consciousness and Objectivity Conference, held at Chicago University, entitled ‘Not So Simple Powers’ (link).
  • May 30, 2018: invited lecture at UCL Institute of Education in London, entitled ‘Varieties of Individuation: A Metaphysical Exploration’ (link).
  • May 3, 2018: research discussion at Leipzig University around a draft paper entitled ‘Self-Consciousness and Individuation’.
  • May 2, 2018: invited lecture at Leipzig University (Institutskolloquium), entitled ‘Determination and Determinism’ (link).