The London Realist Workshop – 2016/17 agenda

9th Jan 2017

The London Realist Workshop – 2016/17 agenda


The London Realist Workshop (LRW) discusses contentious issues in realist approaches to science and philosophy. These include, among other things, challenges to realist approaches, critical engagements with the applications of realism to various fields, and dialogues with other philosophical traditions.


Before each meeting a few key readings are circulated, and – during the workshop itself – one of us introduces the topic, followed by an open discussion. Meetings are on a monthly basis, take place at the Senate House building of the School of Oriental and African Studies (between 17:30-19:30), and are followed by drinks.


If you would like to be kept up to date about our events please either join our Facebook group (“Critical Realism Network UK”) or get in touch with us at londonrealistworkshop@gmail.com and we will add you to the mailing-list.


The list of speakers, dates, and titles/topics for this year is attached below. All welcome (no RSVP required)! We look forward to seeing you at the LRW.





11th of January

S314 (SOAS, Senate House Wing)

Angela Martinez Dy (Loughborough University)

A Question of Emergence – Can a Stratified Reality Help to Address Contemporary Gender Issues?


17th of February S214 (SOAS, Senate House Wing)


Stephen Pratten (King’s College)

Social Ontology, Positioning and Trust

15th of March

S314 (SOAS, Senate House Wing)


Ioana Negru (School of Oriental and African Studies)



Ethics and Economics

12th of April

S214 (SOAS, Senate House Wing)


Stephanie Grohmann (University of Oxford)

Informational Ontology: Dialectic for the Cybernetic Age