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Event: Workshop: From Minimal to Complex Collective Actions

Event date September 04, 2017 - September 04, 2017
Submission deadline July 23, 2024
Location University of Milan, Italy
Host(s) Centre for the Study of Social Action
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CFP – Workshop on “From Minimal to Complex Collective Actions” on Sept 4, 2017 at the Centre for the Study of Social Action in Milan

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Butterfill (Warwick), Sara Rachel Chant (New Orleans), Kirk Ludwig (Bloomington)

This workshop aims at bringing together philosophers of mind and action to discuss the interrelation between minimal and complex collective actions. Questions include (but are not restricted to): What are the minimal criteria for there to be a collective action? How do minimal or basic cases of joint action come into existence and how do they interrelate with more complex cases that may take place in larger groups and in institutional frameworks? Are complex collective actions reducible to a set of minimal collective actions? Are non-human animals able to engage in minimal collective action? What is the developmental basis of minimal and complex collective actions? What are the implications of minimal collective action for social science? What is the contribution of neuroscience to our understanding of collective action?

There are few more slots for talks available. If you would like to attend the workshop actively with giving a talk, please send a 200-word abstract suitable for blind-review to by June 1, 2017. The abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the Centre for the Study of Social Action, University of Milan, by June 30, 2017.

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