SWIP-NL Academische lezing door Jenny Pelletier op 23 maart 2022

What is a Social Group? A Fourteenth-Century Reconstruction

Jenny Pelletier

March 23, 12-1pm (online)

As part of the academic lecture series by SWIP-NL, the Society for Women in Philosophy in the Netherlands and Flanders, we are happy to welcome dr. Jenny Pelletier. Her talk, entitled “What is a Social Group? A Fourteenth-Century Reconstruction,” raises important questions of social ontology that continue to be relevant today.

While there is a lively debate on the nature of social groups in contemporary social ontology, much less research has been done on the historical contribution to thinking about social groups. In this talk, Jenny Pelletier will reconstruct William of Ockham’s (c. 1287-1347) view of social groups and explore some of its more peculiar features.

Dr. Jenny Pelletier is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science University of Gothenburg, Sweden and at Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium. She is specialized in late-medieval philosophy and has organized, among other events, the conference “Women on Medieval Philosophy.”

This event will take place online and is open to all. Please register through: https://surveyheart.com/form/62287a313452d4344e86d1ee

The SWIP-NL academic lecture series aims to showcase research by women* scholars in the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrating their contribution across the various sub-disciplines of philosophy.