How should we understand the reality of social phenomena such as Race, Gender, and Disability? Are they grounded in objective features of the world, such as biological or economic facts? or by our communal beliefs and intentions? How, in general, should we understand the metaphysics of ‘social construction’, and what kind of reality do socially constructed entities enjoy? And what does all of this entail for efforts to combat injustice based on these categories? Can the construction of these categories be reversed – and should it be?
Elizabeth Barnes, University of Virginia
Sara Bernstein, University of Notre Dame
Åsa Burman, Stockholm University
Matthew John Cull, University of St. Andrews
Robin Dembroff, Yale University
Brian Epstein, Tufts University
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Katharine Jenkins, Nottingham University
Odin Kroeger, University of Vienna
Chong-Ming Lim, University of Oxford
Mari Mikkola, Oxford University
Jonathan Schaffer, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Quayshawn Spencer, University of Pennsylvania
Aness Webster, Nottingham University
Please join us on Friday 10-12 July in Arts Centre Lecture Theatre (A30), University of Nottingham. You are able to register here.