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.