collective ethics

New Avenues in Collective Ethics


Collective ethics is a significant intra-interdisciplinary field at the intersection of, among others, individual normative ethics, collective intentionality, general ontology, philosophy of agency and responsibility, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and metaethics. The aim of this workshop is to explore new topics and avenues for collective ethics.

23 Sep 2024 - 24 Sep 2024
room J432, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6
Registration deadline
1 September 2024

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science


Monday September 23
9.15-10.10 Gunnar Björnsson (Stockholm University) - TBA
10.30-11.25 Bronagh Dunne (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – No I in team? Is Kantian optimisation a kind of team reasoning?
11.45-12.40 Niels de Haan (University of Vienna) - TBA


14.00-14.55 Nathan Biebel (Jagiellonian University) – The role of forgiveness in group moral agency
15.15-16.10 Bill Wringe (Bilkent University)– Group apology – Against the Agency Thesis
16.30-17.45 Keynote: Antje du Bois-Pedain (University of Cambridge) - TBA
19:00 Workshop dinner 
Tuesday September 24
9.15-10.10 Olle Blomberg (University of Gothenburg) - TBA
10.30-11.25 Kathleen Wallace (Hofstra University) - A Duty to Live Sustainably:  Perfect or Imperfect Duty?
11.45-12.40 Andras Szigeti (Linköping University)– Irreducible and Non-Distributive Obligations to Collectives


14.00-14.55 Lubomira Radoilska (University of Kent) – Responsibility for shared habits
15.15-16.10 Felix Lambrecht (University of Toronto) – Being Wronged Collectively and Collective Moral Claims
16.30-17.45 Keynote: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (University of Aarhus) - TBA

The workshop is sponsored by the International Social Ontology Society and the Lund-Gothenburg Responsibility Project, and organized by Gunnar Björnsson, Olle Blomberg and Niels de Haan. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please email Olle Blomberg ( before September 1.