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2020 Essay Competition Winner!

The International Social Ontology Society is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 ISOS essay competition for junior scholars. The 2020 award goes to Tuomas Vesterinen. The title of his winning paper is ‘Identifying the Explanatory Domain of the Looping Effect: Congruent and Incongruent Feedback Mechanisms of Interactive Kinds’

The winner of the competition has the honor of being one of the invited keynote speakers at the upcoming Social Ontology 2020 conference, which this year will be held online (https://isosonline.org/Social-Ontology-2020). Moreover, the author's paper will be published in the Journal of Social Ontology, and the author of the winning essay will receive a €500 award.

This competition is open to people who are either PhD-candidates or have received their PhD no longer than five years prior to the closing date of the competition. It is administered by a subcommittee of the Journal of Social Ontology, and the winner is chosen on the basis of multiple blind reviews by internal and external selectors.

Our congratulations to Tuomas for his outstanding essay.


Call for Papers ISOS Essay Competition 2020

The International Social Ontology Society (https://isosonline.org) is pleased to announce the Essay Competition 2020 for junior scholars (who are either PhD-candidates or have received their PhD no longer than five years prior to the closing date of the competition). The winner will have the honor of being one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Social Ontology 2020 conference in Neuch√Ętel. Moreover, the author(s) of the winning essay will receive €500 along with their submission being published the Journal of Social Ontology (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jso).

Submissions may address any issue, problem or debate within the field of social ontology. They may deal with e.g., social facts, social action, group agency, collective intentional states, or social kinds; and they may address their topic from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including moral, social and political philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology.

Submissions will be subject to blind review, following the guidelines of Journal of Social Ontology. The essays should be submitted to the journal (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/social) and labelled as entries to the competition. Authors are asked to state their affiliation, (expected) date of receipt of their PhD and the names of their committee members in the information they provide with their submission.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 29 February 2020.

"International Social Ontology Society" is registered as a non-profit organization in Austria.

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