Philosophy Seminar: Organisations as Objects | Associate Professor Stephanie Collins – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Philosophy Seminar: Organisations as Objects | Associate Professor Stephanie Collins – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Philosophy Seminar: Organisations as Objects | Associate Professor Stephanie Collins

Social ontologists have thought a lot about group agency, but not a lot about group agents. This paper aims to locate organisations (one type of group agent) as material objects in the natural world. It does this by analysing the organisation-member relation in such a way that the members are the material parts of organisations, following Kathrin Koslicki’s analysis of the parts of ordinary objects.

This gives us two surprising results. First, an organisation is wherever its members are (even, I suggest, when the members are not playing their organisational role). Second, two organisations can each be parts of one another (seemingly challenging the idea that parthood is antisymmetric).

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 Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm
on Zoom or on campus (on-campus places are limited)

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Sep 30 2020
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Online
Muniment Room, Quadrangle A14

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Muniment Room, Quadrangle A14
Level 4, Lobby B (Southern Vestibule)

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Department of Philosophy
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