17 June 2017, 11.00 – 17.30

Subjectivity, Commitment, and “Acting together”

Mini-workshop. Registration required.


Anyone interested in joining should send an e-mail to: jgomezlavin-please remove this text-@gradcenter.cuny.edu


Professor Jesse Prinz (New York/Berlin) and the Einstein Visiting Fellow's group

Workshop website



Human beings have a remarkable ability to act in the world together in a coordinated and cooperative fashion, seemingly in order to achieve collective goals. Some of the questions this phenomenon raises are: What are collective goals? Does acting together inherently involve normative relations such as obligations, rights, entitlements and duties between the participants? Does it require an appeal to special intentions that are had by the participants and that link them together rationally? And, does it presuppose a distinct form of subjectivity? This workshop brings together scholars working on the subjective and normative elements in acting in concert with others.

Confirmed speakers

  • Katharina Bernhard is an external lecturer at the University of Vienna
  • Javier Gomez-Lavin is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and Research Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain
  • Matthew Rachar is a graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid is the a Professor and Chair for Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Vienna
  • Julius Schönherr is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Thomas Smith is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester



Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Luisenstrasse 56
Raum 220 (1st floor)
10117 Berlin