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Ontological explanation without reduction: Exploring the real definition of social kinds
Much work in metaphysics tries to answer questions of the form “What is X” or “What are Xs?” “What is a mind?”, we ask, “What are numbers?” “What is causation?” “What is a person?” and so on. My aim in this paper is to contribute to understanding these questions, and in particular to argue that […]
Conference is now over
Social Ontology 2020. The 12th Edition of the Collective Intentionality Conference is now over. We thank all participants for their excellent contributions to this event. Even though the conference is finished, the discussions can continue. The website will stay online for as long as possible: videos will remain available and comments on the talk can be posted by all ISOS members. Looking forward to meeting you all again very soon,
Alessandro, Olivier, Antoine
If you need an overview of the conference, check out Anna Strasser's "memory slices" (as she calls them).
Anna certainly deserves the virtual badge as the conference's most active participant! (Anna wants us to emphasize that the slides only reflect her understanding of the talks she attended.)
Every year, the social ontology and collective intentionality conferences have been wonderful and productive opportunities for us to get together, talk with one another, discuss new work, and push forward this exciting and growing area of philosophy. This year, the current state of the pandemic makes it impossible for us to have the meeting in person. We’d been greatly looking forward to seeing you all in Neuchâtel, and are disappointed not to be able to have the conference in person.