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Event: PPE Summerschool: Public Philosophy and Social Ontology

Event date August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Submission deadline March 31, 2019
Location The Netherlands
Host(s) The Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Groningen
Event website/information
The Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Groningen will be hosting an OZSW summer school during the last week of August called Public Philosophy and Social Ontology: Rights and Responsibilities in a Just Society. You can find more information about the summer school here.
The summer school is designed for PhD students in philosophy with a background or interest in the social sciences, but research masters students and post-docs are also encouraged to apply. Registration closes March 31.
PPE Summerschool: Public Philosophy and Social Ontology: Rights and Responsibilities for a Just Society
When: 26th to 30th of August 2019
About the Topic
How do people live together? And how should they live
together? Answering these questions requires a
conception of society, and of the role that social practices,
institutions and organizations play in it. But what are
these social structures? What are their functions? And
how can they contribute to a just society?
The Main Themes
● Social practices and institutions: incentives &
norms, nature & function
● Social construction and social change: identity /
● Social groups and collective agents: responsibility
& rights
● Social structures and individual autonomy:
concord / conflict
This summer school brings together experts in social
theory, social ontology, ethics, and political philosophy. It
serves to bring recent developments in social ontology to
bear on public philosophy.
Who Can Apply?
The summer school is targeted at PhD students in
philosophy with a background or interest in the social
sciences. Research Master students and post-docs are also
welcome to apply.
The fee for non-OZSW members is €350 and €300 for OZSW
members. The fee includes lunches (5x), dinners (4x), and
coffee & tea. Accommodation is not included.
The summer school is organized by Ryan Doody and Frank
Hindriks. For questions concerning the content of the
course, please contact For practical
inquiries, please contact
Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania) ⌖ Sally Haslanger (MIT) ⌖
Stephanie Collins (Australian Catholic University) ⌖ Gabriel Wollner (University of Bayreath)
University of Groningen: Andreas Schmidt ⌖ Titus Stahl ⌖ Justin Bruner ⌖ Frank Hindriks 
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