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2022 Critical Social Ontology Workshop Program

Conference will be free, but you’ll need to register. E-mail ruth <dot> groff <at>slu.edu to express your interest in attending!

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2022 Critical Social Ontology Workshop (via Zoom) – call for papers!

Please spread the word — and consider participating! Click on the link to see the call.

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New Paper: Conceptualizing Powers

Paper just out in Synthese! Here is a link that you can use to get to it. I hope that you & your loved ones are okay. https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s11229-021-03229-x?sharing_token=yQHBnlGlIuxuyUdODqAo__e4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY5aPfj6mdIq8xBjSYvPRpx0A9PAr6Cgn6HP8mK0zFliWSUf9SaV4NlatEXrkAn18qkiZ5EDlvkolKUlQdqkDiLk-IRztb2I5XHZ8iJqe-BfIOooWe8ML-G2qTH4F-cPPmE%3D

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2020 Critical Social Ontology Workshop — COVID-19

COVID-19 Update. Sadly, we have decided to cancel this year’s Critical Social Ontology Workshop. If only for the safety of more-vulnerable members of our communities, we do not want to invite travel in the midst of this global health crisis. … Continue reading

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2020 Critical Social Ontology Workshop – April 25 & 26, CfP!

Attached is the CfP! CSOW – cfp Jan 31, 2020

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Comments on ‘Counterpossible’ Counterfactual Dependence

Comment on a paper at the Central States Philosophical Association annual meeting, Oct. 18-19, 2019. Comments on counterpossible causation

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“Conceptualizing Causal Powers: Activity, Capacity, Essence, Necessitation”

Link to recent talk!  Comments, thoughts welcome! Paris talk, 2019

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Note on neutral monism vs. pandispositionalism

Short excerpt from ch. 5 of the book that I am currently writing, A Critical Introduction to Causal Powers & Dispositions “By 2004, Mumford had revised his view of properties. In place of the idea that properties are such that … Continue reading

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The Causal Criterion of Existence in the Context of Passivism

Finally a real post!  Albeit actually just a question to the hive-mind.  It’s this.  It seems to me that anyone who wants to say, of either (putative) dispositional properties or (putative) categorical properties (“putative” so as not to assume anything … Continue reading

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“What Can We Learn From Marx That Aristotle Didn’t Already Say?”

Recent talk for the Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory (Vilnius, Lithuania) [Their website: http://aristotelianstudies.mruni.eu/%5D Link below. It isn’t about powers, but it presupposes them!  I will categorize it under “Publicize your work.” Vilnius talk – May 2019, revised

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