Department of Philosophy

Social Metaphysics workshop

Hemsley B2
Monday 20th (13:00) - Tuesday 21st March 2017 (12:30)
Mark Jago

The Department of Philosophy is hosting a two-day workshop with award-winning social ontologist Brian Epstein on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 March.

Social Metaphysics will explore the use of metaphysical theories and techniques to investigate questions in social and political philosophy, with a particular focus on race and gender. How should we understand such concepts? Are they grounded in objective features of the world, and if so, how? More generally, how should we understand ‘social construction’? What light can the metaphysical concept of grounding shed on the matter?

The workshop will feature talks on these topics from Brian Epstein (Tufts University), Boo Jackson (Nottingham), Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore) and Aness Webster (Nottingham), with responses from Kash Sunghuttee (Birmingham), as well as a roundtable discussion covering these topics, lead by the workshop speakers and respondents.

The event is free, but please register on the event page.

Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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