Workshop on the Ontology of Finance

Venue: Park 141, University at Buffalo (North Campus) & Zoom
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

This will be a hybrid meeting. Those intending to participate in person should contact Gloria Sansò <> before May 5. Zoom details will be posted later.

The workshop is funded by the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) and by the Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo


φ = speaker will be physically present

9:00 am Barry Smith: Introduction and welcome φ
9:15 am Achille Varzi: Derivatus Paradoxus φ
10:00 am Olivier Massin: Providing, exchanging, selling
10:45 am Francesco Guala: Performativity rationalized
11:15 am Emiliano Ippoliti: What is a financial crisis
11:45 am Asya Passinsky: Cryptocurrency: commodity or credit?
13:15 pm Samir Chopra: From artifact to agent: artificial agents and the law of legal agency φ
14:00 pm Gloria Sansò: Foundations for an ontology of finance φ
14:30 pm Christian Sprague: Towards a market ontology φ

Please consult the webpage for more information.

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