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.

Abstract submissions are now open! Please see the conference's separate website here.

Submit abstracts (300-500 words, prepared for blind review) to EasyChair.

Interdisciplinary contributions are strongly encouraged. This year, we particularly invite psychological, behavioural economics, and applied perspectives.

Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2022

Notification of acceptance: April 5, 2022.

A separate call for this year's essay prize of the International Social Ontology Society will be circulated shortly.

Topics 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

For information about this year's conference, please email

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

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