Social Ontology & Collective Intentionality 2022

Psychological, Behavioural, and Applied Perspectives

Vienna   ●   August 23-26, 2022

In-person with online option: The conference is planned to be held in person, but all speakers will have the option to participate online if they are unable to travel to Vienna. Registration begins at 9:00 AM on August 23rd, with the conference opening and keynote at 10:30 AM. The final keynote will end at 6:30 PM on August 26th, with an open-ended informal gathering afterwards on that evening. A conference dinner is planned for the evening of Thursday August 25th.

Conference locations: Hauptgebäude (HG, "Main building") and Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG, "New institue building") of the University of Vienna, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna.


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Topics of the 2022 conference include:

·       Social action and collective action

·       Shared, collective, and corporate responsibility

·       Collective thought, intention, and emotion

·       Trust, cooperation, and competition

·       The nature, evolution, and functioning of social norms

·       The ontology of the social world, esp. social kinds (e.g. race or gender) and social structures

·       The structure of institutions, firms, and organizations

·       The ontology of economics


Keynote speakers

Thomas Bugnyar, Professor of Cognitive Ethology, Vienna 

Arto Laitinen, Professor of Social Philosophy, Tampere 

Nikos Nikiforakis, Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi

Natalie Sebanz, Professor of Cognitive Science, Central European University

Quayshawn Spencer, Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy, Memphis

ISOS essay prize winner - ISOS will soon announce the essay prize competition


Abstract submissions closed on 15 February.

For information about this year's conference, please email soci22@univie.ac.at


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

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