Collectives in Space and Time

31 05 2011

23-25 June 2011

Universitätsgebäude Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, Room 206

Suffering from an individualistic bias, classical ontology has long

disregarded collectives. But collectives are important. Not only do we live and work in social collectives, but in a way we seem to be collectives ourselves, namely collectives of cells, molecules or atoms. Set theory and mereology, the two standard accounts for collectives, have notorious difficulties: How can abstract sets be renderings of concrete collectives, existing in space and time, having causal relevance? How can we avoid that the arbitrariness of sets and sums carries over to collectives?

Organizers: Bertram Kienzle (Rostock) & Ludger Jansen (Aachen/Rostock)


The workshop language is English. Guests are welcome to participate. There is no charge, but due to restricted space we ask you to register in advance.

Information and registration:

A map can be found here:,+18057,+Rostock&aq=0&sll=54.177002,12.066261&sspn=0.010323,0.027466&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Parkstra%C3%9Fe+6,+Rostock+18057+Rostock,+Mecklenburg-Vorpommern&ll=54.084368,12.104831&spn=0.010346,0.043817&z=15

Quelle: DGPhil-Verteiler.





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