Conference Celebrating 25 Years of the Cambridge Realist Workshop

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Date(s) - Monday, September 7, 2015 - Wednesday, September 9, 2015
09:00 - 18:00

Newnham College


The Conference was marking 25 years of the Cambridge Realist Workshop
Conference Themes are: Social Ontology & Economics

The Programme for the Conference is:

Monday, 7 September 2015

15:45-16:45 Registration and Coffee
(Lucia Windsor room foyer)
16:45-18:30 Introduction & Welcome
Tony Lawson
Session 1: Critical Issue in Social Ontology
Chair: Phil Faulkner
Tony Lawson
18:30-19:30 18:30-19:30 Pre-dinner Drinks Reception
(Barbara White Room )
Recent books on the conference themes will be available at a discounted rate.
(Event Supported by: Routledge Publishing and Cambridge University Press)
19:30 Conference Dinner
(the College Hall)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

8:45 -9:15 Tea & Coffee
9:15-10:45 Introduction & Welcome
Tony Lawson
Session 2: Ontology and Critiques
Chair: Jochen Runde
Steve Fleetwood, Steve Keen, Andrew Mearman
10:45-11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15- 12:45 Session 3: Ontology and (alternative) Explanatory Endeavour
Chair: Dimitris Milonakis
Jamie Morgan, Bjorn-Ivar Davidsen, Andy Brown
12:45 -14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 4 – Ontological Elaborations
Chair: Simon Deakin
Dave Elder-Vass, Clive Lawson, Angela Martinez Dy
15:30 -16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00 -17:30 Session 5 – Ontology, Ethics and Practice
Chair: Pat Northover
Nuno Martins, Lena Gunnarsson
17:30-19:00 Drinks Reception
(Barbara White room)
19:00 Conference Dinner
(the College Hall)

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

8:45 -9:15 Tea & Coffee
9:15-10:45 Session 6 – Ontology and the History of Economic Thinking
Chair: Leonidas Montes
Richard Arena, Paul Lewis, Mario Graca Moura
10:45 -11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15- 12:45 Session 7 – Round up: Going Forward
Chair: Tony Lawson
Stephen Pratten, John Latsis, Diana Garcia Lopez
12:45 -14:00 Lunch
14:00 Conference Ends

Further details about the conference are available on The Cambridge Social Ontology Group website or contact

Please note registration for the conference is now closed.

To arrange accommodation for your stay please refer to the information available on the CSOG website. Booking in advance is essential.

The conference is kindly sponsored by the Cambridge Journal of Economics.


Bookings are closed for this event.