SM1—First Workshop on Sexual Metaphysics

This is a next one in a series of workshops on the metaphysics of sex and sexualities. You can access the archive of past events here.

Barcelona 27-28 June 2019

Venue: Universitat Barcelona

Organized by Dan López de Sa (ICREA & Barcelona), with the auspices of research group Law & Philosophy.

Sponsored by research projects Social Metaphysics (PGC2018-094563-B-I00) & PERSP-2 (FFI2016-81858-REDC) MINECO/FEDER UE, and Universitat de Barcelona.

Provisional program

Thursday 27

  • 9:30-11:00 Robin Dembroff (Yale): “Sexuality and Gender: Rethinking the Dichotomy”
  • 11:30-13:00 Dan López de Sa (ICREA & Barcelona): “Terminological Ethics: BDSM, Polyamory, and other Sexual Orientations”
  • 15:00-16:30 Marko Konjovic (CEU): “The Metaphysics of Surrogacy”
  • 17:00-18:30 Saray Ayala-López (California State): “And then We Created Sexual Orientations”

Friday 28

  • 9:30-11:00 Esa Díaz León (Barcelona): ”Polyamory as a Sexual Preference: on the Duty to Feel Compersion”
  • 11:30-13:00 Marta Jorba (UPV/EHU): “Intersectionality and its Impact on Single-Category Theorizing”
  • 15:00-16:30 Pablo Rychter (València): “Sex Differences and Masked Dispositions”
  • 17:00-18:30 Zoë Johnson King (NYU): “Social Metaphysics and Moral Metaphysics

No registration fee but if interested in attending please contact Dan López de Sa  at