'No Money, No Women; Or: Social Relationalism as the Best Solution to Grid Collision'
Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers University - New Brunswick), Damiano Costa (University Of Italian Switzerland)

March 18, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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What is Social Relationalism? Jonathan Schaffer (Distinguished Professor at Rutgers) will give an online talk presenting an original view on this issue on March 18 at 6pm (CET).

The talk will be chaired by Damiano Costa (USI).

Title of the talk: 'No Money, No Women; Or: Social Relationalism as the Best Solution to Grid Collision'.

The talk will be held both on Zoom and Facebook. To receive the link to the Zoom meeting, you can either send a message to our Facebook page or write an email to [email protected]. Join us!

Have a look at the abstract of the talk:

The social rules are not fixed but variable. So the social features vary: what counts as money, and who counts as a woman, vary with different social rules. This creates a problem—the problem of grid collision—as to what (if any) social features something has when it counts in conflicting ways by multiple rules. Social relationalism is the view that there are no socially constructed properties like being money or being a woman, but rather social relations to rules like being monetized as a dollar by this rule and being gendered as a woman by that rule. I argue that social relationalism provides a stable way to think about socially constructed reality, and serves as the best solution to the problem of grid collision.

This talk is part of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia - a series of events organised by:

- Master in Philosophy at USI

- Ratio - philosophical association 

- Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Lugano

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