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Public Philosophy and Social Ontology

University of Groningen

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 of this summer school are:

  • Social practices and institutions: incentives & norms, nature & function
  • Social construction and social change: identity / discrimination
  • 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.

Location Groningen, Netherlands
26 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Levels Master / Graduate
Credits 1.0 ECTS
Program fee 350 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
€ 350 (non-OZSW members)
€ 300 (OZSW members)
Application deadline 31 March 2019
Entry requirements None
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