Joint Commitment. Collective Intentionality, Trust, and Political Obligation

Presentation

The 2015 San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy organized by the research centers PERSONA and CeSEP will be hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy at San Raffaele University, Milan.
The School is open to contributions by researchers in philosophy with an interest in Margaret Gilbert’s latest work.
In particular, the School will be focused on the following areas:
1. Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality
2. Trust and Values
3. Legal Philosophy
4. Political Theory

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Keynote Speaker
Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine)

 

Invited Speakers
Francesco Guala (University of Milan)

John Horton (Keele University)
Christian List (London School of Economics)
Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University, Canberra; Delft University of Technology)
Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl (University of Graz)
Wojciech Zelaniec (University of Gdansk)

Deadline for the submissions: March 7th, 2015

Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2015

Summer School: June 15th-17th, 2015

Publication of the issue: December, 2015

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San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy 2015
The research centres PERSONA and CeSEP of the Faculty of Philosophy at San Raffaele University, Milan, organize the International Conference and Spring School:Joint Commitment
Collective Intentionality, Trust, and Political Obligation
June 15th-17th, 2015


Keynote Speaker

Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine)

Invited Speakers

Francesco Guala (University of Milan)
John Horton (Keele University)
Christian List (London School of Economics)
Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University, Canberra; Delft University of Technology)
Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl (University of Graz)
WojciechZelaniec (University of Gdansk)

Call for papers
Joint Commitment is a key-concept labelled by Margaret Gilbert to understand what we are talking about when we speak of what we do, think and feel and of our values, conventions and laws, and therefore to comprehend the structure of our social world. Joint Commitment is a very powerful concept both for our personal and public lives.
“How is one to understand the sense of unity, of connection, the sense of the collective ‘we’? Given disparate human beings with their own personal beliefs, strivings, and so on, what kind of unity is possible? When we talk about our goals, beliefs, values, and so on–what are we talking about?”(Gilbert 2013: 5-6).
The idea of Gilbert’s Joint Commitment covers “a wide range of topics which fall the multifaceted domain of the philosophy of social phenomena” (collective intentionality theory and social ontology). “In so doing they address matters of great significance to several philosophical specialties–including ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of law–and outside philosophy as well” (Gilbert 2013: 1).
We invite graduate and PhD students as well as Postdocs and Experienced Researchers to submit papers (23,000 characters, references included) on any of the topics addressed by Margaret Gilbert, Joint Commitment. How to Make the Social World, Oxford University Press, 2013. The accepted papers will be assigned to one of the following sections:

(i) Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality
(ii)  Trust and Values
(iii)  Legal Philosophy
(iv)  Political Theory

Submissions must be prepared for double blind review. Manuscripts should not contain any identifying information and must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet containing the name of the author(s), title of the submitted paper, the author’s affiliation (if any) and contact information, and an abstract of no more than 400 words.
For stylistic details, see http://www.phenomenologyandmind.eu/on-copyright-and-author-rights/.
Submissions should be sent to socialworld@unisr.it by the 28th of February, 2015. Acceptance will be notified by the 20th of April. Accepted papers will be selected for presentation and for publication on the related issue of Phenomenology and Mind (www.phenomenologyandmind.eu).

Important dates
NEW Deadline for the submissions: MARCH 7th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2015
Summer School: June 15th-17th, 2015
Publication of the issue: December, 2015

Organizing and Scientific Committee
Stefano Bacin, Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi, Francesca Forlè, Margherita Isella, Lorenzo Passerini Glazel, Giangiuseppe Pili, Francesca Pongiglione, Roberta Sala, Sarah Songhorian, Silvia Tossut

Scientific Direction
Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi, Francesca Pongiglione, Roberta Sala

The 2015 San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy – organized by the research centers PERSONA and CeSEP with the support of the Ph.D. course in Philosophy and Sciences of the Mind – will be hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

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Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Room Aristotele, DIBIT 1
Via Olgettina, 58, 20132 Milan
June 15th – 17th, 2015
Program
 
June 15th, 2015
14.00 Opening address: Roberto Mordacci (Dean, Faculty of Philosophy)
Chair: Roberto Mordacci (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
14.15 – 15.15 Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine), Joint commitment: what it is, and why it matters
15.15 – 15.45 Discussion
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break
Chair: Roberta De Monticelli (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
16.15 – 16.55 Leo Townsend (University of Oslo), Joint commitment and collective belief: a revisionary proposal
16.55 – 17.35 Silvia Tossut (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), On acting because of a joint commitment
17.35 – 18.35 Christian List (London School of Economics), What is it like to be a group agent?
June 16th, 2015
Chair: Stefano Bacin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
9.30 – 10.30 Wojciech Zelaniec (University of Gdansk), “Augur augurem videns”. Illusion and make-believe in societal life
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
Chair: Francesca Pongiglione (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
11.00 – 11.40 Helen Lauer (University of Ghana, Legon), Non-propositional commitments in the anatomy of collusion
 12.40 – 14.00 Lunch Break
Chair: Roberta Sala (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
14.00 – 14.40 Francesca De Vecchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), The “Plural subject”’s approach to social ontology
14.40 – 15.20 Lorenzo Passerini Glazel (University of Milan-Bicocca), Shared norms and nomotrophic behavior
15.20 – 16.00 Gian Paolo Terravecchia (University of Padua), A phenomenology of social stances
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
Chair: Massimo Reichlin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
16.30 – 17.30 Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University, Canberra – Delft University of Technology), Joint political rights and obligations
20.30 Conference Dinner
 
June 17th, 2015
Chair: Silvia Tossut (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
9.15 – 10.15 Francesco Guala (University of Milan), The normativity of institutions
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
Chair: Lorenzo Passerini Glazel  (University of Milan-Bicocca)
10.45 – 11.25 Jacob Heim (University of California, Irvine), Commitments in groups and commitments of groups
11.25 – 12.05 Joshua Keton (Th e Graduate Center, CUNY), The social impact theory of law
12.05 – 12.45 Alessandro Salice (Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen) and  Glenda  Satne  (Alberto Hurtado University, University of Wollongong), Helping others in joint action
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch Break
Chair: Roberta De Monticelli (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
14.00 – 15.00 John Horton (Keele University), Associative political obligations and the distributive objection
15.00 – 15.40 Roberta Sala (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), May joint commitment stabilize modus vivendi?
15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine), Replies to the objections / Conclusions

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Stefano Bacin
Roberta De Monticelli
Francesca De Vecchi
Francesca Forlè
Margherita Isella
Lorenzo Passerini Glazel
Giangiuseppe Pili
Francesca Pongiglione
Roberta Sala
Sarah Songhorian
Silvia Tossut
Marco Viola

Scientific Direction

Roberta De Monticelli
Francesca De Vecchi
Francesca Pongiglione
Roberta Sala