Social Ontology Faces the Future in Istanbul on May 31 & June 1

Cu, 05/24/2024

This international workshop will occur at Demir Demirgil Hall at the beautiful and historic campus of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. We’ll have twelve speakers in the main program plus a keynote address by Rach Cosker-Rowland. There will also be pre-workshop events on Wednesday May 29 and Thursday May 30. Please consider joining us for some or all of the talks, and feel free to share this announcement with anyone who might be interested.

Support for this workshop is generously provided by the International Social Ontology Society, the Department of Philosophy at Boğaziçi University, and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University. The organizers of the workshop are Seçil Aracı (Boğaziçi), Zeynep Çelik (Bilkent), David Killoren (Koç), and Bill Wringe (Bilkent).



Day 1: Friday May 31

Chair: Sena Çi̇ftci̇
10:30-11:15 Danny Weltman (Ashoka), “Gender Proliferation is Gender Elimination”
11:15-noon Valeria Martino (Turin), “The Metaphysics of Future Generations”

Noon-1:30 Lunch

Chair: Evrensel Sebep
1:30-2:15 Jonathan Kwan (NYU Abu Dhabi), “Ecological Sustainability: A People’s Self-Regarding Duty as an Intergenerational Group”
2:15-3 Erim Bakkal (Bilkent), “Fictionalism in Social Ontology”

3-3:30 Coffee break

Chair: Damla Belemi̇r Aydin
3:30-4:15 Gillian Gray (Michigan), “Ambivalence and Authenticity”

4:15-4:30 Coffee break

Chair: Bengü Demi̇rtaş
4:30-5:30 Keynote: Rach Cosker-Rowland (Leeds), “Moral Encroachment on Gender and Social Metaphysics”

Dinner: Free-roaming

Day 2: Saturday June 1

Chair: Zeynep Çeli̇k
10:30-11:15 Zach Gudmunsen (Koç), “How Artificial Agents can Improve Group Decision-Making”
11:15-noon Laszlo Koszeghy (CEU), “From Collective Recognition to Modulating Algorithms: Towards a Social Ontology in the Digital Age”

Noon-1:30 Lunch

Chair: Ahmet Gönüllü
1:30-2:15 Sean Aas (Georgetown), “Present Rights, Future Practices?”
2:15-3 Berkay Ozar (Bilkent), ”Beyond Anthropocentrism: A Heterogeneous Approach to Social Ontology”

3:00-3:15 Coffee break 

Chair: Uğur Yildirim
3:15-4:00 Franz Altner (ETH Zurich) & Olof Leffler (Siena), “Bratman’s Subject” 
4:00-4:45 Çagla Çimendereli (Syracuse), “The Concept of Nonnative Speaker”  

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