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Event: Workshop: Foundations in Social Science – Mechanisms, Actions, Functions

Event date January 24, 2019 - January 25, 2019
Submission deadline November 15, 2018
Location Germany
Host(s) University of Duisburg-Essen
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Cfp Workshop „Foundations in Social Science – Mechanisms, Actions, Functions“, 24th/25th of January, University of Duisburg-Essen.

The workshop “Foundations in Social Science – Mechanisms, Actions, Functions” is part of the project “A Study in Explanatory Power” at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The workshop will focus on three topics: 1) social mechanisms, 2) agency, structure and ontology and 3) historical materialism and functional explanations.

In bringing together these three topics we want to fathom connections that help to achieve a better understanding of each of these areas.

In addition to the invited speakers, we will have three slots for submitted papers. Continental travel expenses and accommodation can be covered if necessary.

Submission Details:
Deadline for submissions: November 15th.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Please assign your abstract to one of the three topics and send it to:
Expect notification of acceptance in early December 2018

Invited speakers:
Daniel Little (Michigan)
Julie Zahle (Bergen)
Dave Elder-Vass (Loughborough)
Urs Lindner (Erfurt)
Peter McLaughlin (Heidelberg)
Andrea Maurer (Trier)
Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki)

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