SM—Seminar in Metaphysics

For this term the Seminar in Metaphysics will keep its focus on Social Metaphysics—making “SM” still fully apt ;-)! (Please, find an archive here.)

The aim is to contribute to foster and consolidate research lying in the interface between foundational issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of language, on one hand, and social, political, and legal philosophy as well as the philosophy of gender, race, and sexuality on the other—thus connecting with the interests of some local philosophers in groups  Law and Philosophy and LOGOS and, more generally, the recently created BIAP—Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy.

Besides this focus in remit, the format of the SM will keep basically the same. We will be discussing work in progress, with pre-distributed drafts to be read in advance, without presentations by the “speakers”, with an extensive part of the slot devoted to “editorial” feedback as to how to improve the paper.

We will do our best efforts to comply with the guidelines for respectful, constructive, and inclusive philosophical discussion: http://consc.net/norms.html

The SM runs for the core months of the terms, Oct-Dec and Feb-May, on Fridays, 15:00-17:00 at room Ramon Llull (=”ex-Lògica”) (Facultat de Filosofia UB, Montalegre 6, 4th floor, map).

Fall 2019

Provisional schedule.

  • Oct 4: Dan López de Sa (ICREA & Barcelona): “Terminological Ethics: BDSM, Polyamory, and other Sexual Orientations”
  • Oct 11: Esa Díaz-Leon (Barcelona): “Language and Sexuality”, co-authored with Saray Ayala
  • Oct 25: Enrico Terrone (Barcelona): “Social Practices, Institutions, and the Normative Attitude”
  • Nov 8: David Ludwig (Wageningen): “New Work for a Critical Metaphysics of Gender and Race”
  • Nov 15: Louise Hanson (Durham) “Robust Moral Realism and Robust
    Aesthetic Realism”
  • Nov 22: John Horden (Barcelona), “Restaurants Are Real Estate”, co-authored with Dan López de Sa
  • Nov 29: Iñigo Valero (Barcelona): “Explicating Planet vs. Ameliorating Sex:
    The limits of non-epistemic values in conceptual engineering”
  • Dec 13: Giuliano Torrengo (UAB & Milano): “The Ontology of Discrimination”
Convenor: Dan López de Sa (ICREA & Barcelona)
Sponsored by: Facultat de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona and PGC2018-094563-B-I00 (FEDER-MINECO)