Name Julius Elster
Affiliation London School of Economics; University of Birmingham
Areas of Research Realism and Anti-Realism, Social Ontology, Philosophy of Sociology, The concept of reflexivity; Philosophy of Mind; Social Morphogenesis; Predicate–Property Distinction
Biographical Info After graduating from London School of Economics (MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences) with a Distinction, I was awarded a scholarship to complete a PhD at University of Birmingham. My PhD is concentrating on developing a new understanding of social ontology incorporating meta-reflexivity. I have been critical in my work of the conception of seeing the world as stratified, especially, I have criticised the view that the so-called higher-level domain in social theory can be seen as social properties (rather than, for instance, predicates).