Thursday 19 May

10.30–11.00 Welcome and introduction
Katharine Jenkins, Åsa Burman and Staffan Carlshamre

11.00–12.00 Åsa Burman (Stockholm University)
A taxonomy of social facts
Commentator: Dan López de Sa (ICREA, University of Barcelona)

12.00–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.30 Eyja M Brynjarsdóttir (University of Iceland)
The ontology of money
Commentator: Staffan Carlshamre (Stockholm University)

14.30–15.00 Coffee

15.00–16.00 Mari Mikkola (Humboldt Universität)
Feminist Metaphysics as Non-Ideal Metaphysics
Commentators: Åsa Burman and Katharine Jenkins

Conference dinner

Friday 20 May

9.30–10.30 Esa Díaz-León (University of Barcelona)
Sexual orientations: The desire view
Commentator: Robin Dembroff (Princeton University)

10.30–11.00 Coffee

11.00–12.00 Staffan Carlshamre (Stockholm University)
Between Nature and Culture
Commentator: Johan Brännmark (Malmö University)

12.00–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.30 Katharine Jenkins (University of Cambridge)
Ontic injustice
Commentator: Åsa Carlson (University of Gävle, Stockholm University)

About the conference

Note that this is a pre-read conference. The papers are made available in advance to all participants and audience. By 'non-ideal social ontology', we have in mind social ontology that starts with difficult, complicated cases of immediate importance to social theory, rather than starting from simplified or abstracted examples and deferring consideration of more messy phenomena. Our thinking is that just as critical philosophers of race such as Charles Mills have made a case for the importance of non-ideal political philosophy, non-ideal social ontology could play an important role in advancing emancipatory social theory.

Organized by Katharine Jenkins & Åsa Burman
Sponsored by Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
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The event is free and open to all but places are limited, for which reason registration is necessary. To register, please send an email to: no later than 2nd of May 2016.