Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers)
'No Money, No Women; Or: Social Relationalism as the Best Solution to Grid
March 18that 6:00 PM (CET)
The MAP (Master in Philosophy) at USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano) is
pleased to announce the third talk of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia, titled 'No
Money, No Women; Or: Social Relationalism as the Best Solution to Grid Collision'.
The guest speaker is:
Jonathan Schaffer (Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University)
The talk is chaired by:
Damiano Costa (USI)
Thursday March 18that 6:00 PM (CET).
The talk will be held on Zoom and it will also be streamed on USI Master in Philosophy
Please write an email to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or send a message to
our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usimap<http://www.facebook.com/usimap>
The Abstract of the Talk:
The social rules are not fixed but variable. So the social features vary: what counts as
money, and who counts as a woman, vary with different social rules. This creates a
problem—the problem of grid collision—as to what (if any) social features something has
when it counts in conflicting ways by multiple rules. Social relationalism is the view
that there are no socially constructed properties like being money or being a woman, but
rather social relations to rules like being monetized as a dollar by this rule and being
gendered as a woman by that rule. I argue that social relationalism provides a stable way
to think about socially constructed reality, and serves as the best solution to the
problem of grid collision.
More information available on the facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/cWvSUvKSH
This talk is part of the Lugano Philosophy Colloquia - a series of events organized by:
- Master in Philosophy at USI
- Ratio – Philosophical Association
- Istituto di Studi Filosofici, Lugano
If you want to stay updated on our incoming philosophical events, please check our page
and subscribe to our mailing
For any question, please write to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
We look forward to your presence!