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Critical Social Ontology: Metaphysics, social science, and liberatory politics

philosopher's steps
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Philosophy Department of the Central European University, the Institute Vienna Circle and the Unit for Applied Philosophy of Science and Epistemology (of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna) are jointly organizing a series of talks this term

Online Plattform: The meeting will be online via Zoom | Talks in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology PSE


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There has been considerable new work on the metaphysics of sex and gender, race, sexuality, and disability. The methodology employed in this work varies considerably. In this essay I advocate for a certain conception of doing social metaphysics. This conception involves a descriptive task and a critical task; it requires that we always keep in mind what we want the theory for; and it involves meeting certain epistemic and ethical demands. I conclude by discussing some ways in which social metaphysics of this kind can support work in the social sciences.