Abstractionism 2 conference

** Postponed (COVID-19) **

We will post an update as soon as we have a new date for the conference.


Call for Papers

Abstractionism 2

University of Connecticut, May 1-3, 2020

We invite submissions of research relating to the abstractionist program in the philosophy of mathematics. We especially encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups, graduate students, and early career scholars, who will receive free accommodation and will be considered for travel subsidies, if their submission is accepted. Paper submissions should be no longer than 3,500 words (for 20-minute talks) and should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words. Topics for talks may cover epistemic, semantic, ontological, logical, or mathematical issues arising in the abstractionist program.

Keynote speaker:

  • Crispin Wright (University Stirling & NYU)

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Roy T. Cook (University of Minnesota)
  • Fiona Doherty (University of Stirling)
  • Damir Dzhafarov (University of Connecticut)
  • Sean Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University)
  • Richard Kimberly Heck (Brown University)
  • Graham Leach-Krouse (Kansas State University)
  • Paolo Mancosu (UC Berkeley)
  • Fraser McBride (University of Manchester)
  • Eileen Nutting (University of Kansas)
  • Walter Pedriali (University of St. Andrews)
  • Agustín Rayo (MIT)
  • Marcus Rossberg (University of Connecticut)
  • William Stirton (Independent Scholar)
  • James Studd (Oxford)
  • Alan Weir (University of Glasgow)
  • Sean Walsh (UCLA)
  • Robbie Williams (University of Leeds)

Please submit title, abstract (no more than 200 words), and full paper (no more than 3,500 words, prepared for anonymous review) to marcus.rossberg@uconn.edu, with “Abstractionism 2 conference submission” in the subject line of the email.

The deadline for submission is February 21, 2020.

Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent by March 16, 2020.

Philip Ebert, University of Stirling
Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen, Yonsei University
Marcus Rossberg, University of Connecticut


We are grateful for the support provided by:

  • New York Institute of Philosophy
  • Philosophy Department, University of Connecticut
  • University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
  • UConn Logic Group
  • Associate Dean for the Humanities, College of Liberal Art and Sciences, University of Connecticut
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Affairs, University of Connecticut
  • Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Connecticut