Lecture 'A Social Ontology of Democracy'

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Press
15-03-2018 from 19:30 to 21:00
Faculty Council Room, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Volderstraat 3, 9000 Ghent
Department of Conflict & Development Studies
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In this lecture Prof. Roberto Frega will argue that a social ontology is the necessary counterpart of a political theory of democracy.

This lecture forms part of a public lecture series that runs in connection with the Doctoral School course "Pragmatism for Social Scientists: Histories, Criticisms & Opportunities". International guest speakers who will be leading seminar sessions in the Pragmatism course will also give a public lecture to present their own work.

Professor Roberto Frega holds a PhD in philosophy from the Université Paris 8 and is currently a permanent researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. His areas of specialization are American philosophy and contemporary democratic theory. He has published two monographs on John Dewey's philosophy as well as books on political epistemology, social theories of normativity, and moral and political philosophy. He is currently completing a book manuscript titled The Democratic Project.