Social Ontology 2021

August 9, 2021 - August 21, 2021

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University of California, San Diego
Tamara Metz
Reed College
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Arizona
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
King's College London


University of California, San Diego

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Social Ontology 2021 will be hosted by the Dept. of Philosophy at UC San Diego and held exclusively online from August 9 to August 21. This major conference will bring together leading philosophers and other theorists across fields studying the nature and varieties of social phenomena, as well as their affective, cognitive and agential foundations.

We are currently accepting abstracts of 300-500 words (prepared for blind review). They should be submitted to the conference EasyChair website:

Interdisciplinary contributions are strongly encouraged. Fees are TBD.

Deadline for submissions: EXTENDED to March 25th, 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 11th, 2021

Keynote speakers are:

• Michael Hardimon, UC San Diego

• Tamara Metz, Reed College

• Paul Roth, UC Santa Cruz

• Carolina Sartorio, University of Arizona

• Leif Wenar, Stanford University

Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Approaches to the metaphysics of the social world

• Collective intentions, group agency, & group action

• Collective & distributed responsibility

• The nature of institutions, firms, & corporations

• Metaphysics of race & gender

• Metaphysics of money & markets

• Nature of law & legal applications of social ontology

• Ontological aspects of critical social theory

Organizer: Saba Bazargan-Forward (UC San Diego)

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