International Workshop Persistence in Stability [Postponed due to Corona] University of Bonn
Sophie Allen (Keele) Rani Lill Anjum (NMBU) Florian Fischer (Siegen) Anne Sophie Meincke (Vienna) Johanna Seibt (Aarhus) Neil E. Williams (Buffalo)
Persistence in Stability is the first workshop in the DFG-network Change and Change-Maker (Fl 2377/2-1 ). The main agenda of this workshop is to lay the foundation for a reconceptualization of the notion of persistence, by incorporating stability. The background assumption is that the contemporary debate about persistence has focused too much on cases of change. However in many areas of science stability is even more important than change: The human body persists by metabolism; social systems often persist by a delicate balance of internal and external forces; and solar systems only persist by a delicate equilibrium of rotation energy and gravitational pull. By rethinking persistence through stability, the network aims to enrich contemporary metaphysics of persistence.