Social Ontology and Social Justice

May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary

2500 University Dr.
Calgary T2N 1N4

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This conference will deal with issues that connect social justice to social ontology. 

  • Race and reparations 
  • Gender and transfeminist politics 
  • Medicalisation and social marginalisation
  • Money and economic policy
  • Institutions and political philosophy
  • Group agency and collective responsibility
  • Conceptual engineering
  • Culture, race, and philosophy of science
  • Language and language rights

The schedule is as follows:  

Friday, May 5th:                

  • 10am: Li Zhixuan, University of Hong Kong: Intrapersonal Intelligibility in Hermeneutical Injustice—A Phenomenological Perspective
  • 11am: Dinez Clarke, York University: Slurs and Slurring: Beyond Prohibition
  • 1pm: Nigel Freno, McMaster University: Political Graffiti in Action: An Application of Kukla’s and Lance’s Pragmatic Topology of Speech Acts to Political Graffiti
  • 2pm: David Liebesman, University of Calgary

Saturday, May 6th:

  • 10am: James Murphy, Indiana University Bloomington: Do We Need a Metaphysics of Gender? 
  • 11am: Bru Perron, Concordia University: Genderqueerity: A Case for Non-Substantivity
  • 1pm: Eric Wilkinson, McGill University: The Regress of Separatism
  • 2pm: Casey Johnson, University of Idaho

Contact Larry Blomme at [email protected] with any questions.

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April 1, 2023, 9:00am MST

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