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Event: Thinking (about) Groups – International Conference

Event date October 08, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Location University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Host(s) Center for Subjectivity Research
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Thinking (about) Groups
International Conference
Center for Subjectivity Research
University of Copenhagen

Organizers: Alessandro Salice, John Michael

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the ontology of groups, and also to the circumstances under which it might be legitimate and/or fruitful to ascribe to groups such properties as agency, consciousness, responsibility and personhood. The conference aims is to structure and constrain this ongoing debate by examining the theoretical and practical uses to which the concept of a group is put in philosophy, social science, psychology, biology, and to consider how philosophical reflection can contribute to integrating the different accounts offered within these domains.

Confirmed speakers:

Trine Bilde (University of Aarhus)
Michael Bratman (Stanford University)
Brian Epstein (Tufts University)
Marion Godman (Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Science, Helsinki)
Margaret Gilbert (University of California Irvine)
Arto Laitinen (University of Tampere)
Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
Josef Parnas (University of Copenhagen)
Carol Rovane (Columbia University)
Axel Seeman (Bentley University)
John Sutton (Macquarie University) (pending final confirmation)
Andras Szigeti (University of Tromsø)
Deborah Tollefsen (University of Memphis)
Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen)

The event is open to all: everyone is welcome!

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