Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 1 Sep 2017
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Lund, Sweden

    ENSO V is an interdisciplinary conference concerning social ontology.

    For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit:


    Possible topics include but are not limited to

    •   The metaphysics of social reality
    •   Team reasoning, coordination problems, preference and value aggregation
    •   The nature of collective intentionality and agency
    •   Moral and legal aspects of collective agency
    •   Social conventions, norms, and power
    •   Non-human sociality

     (More information on these topics)

    Confirmed Speakers

    Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick)

    Sara Rachel Chant (Tulane University)

    Christian List (London School of Economics)

    Karen Mccomb (University of Sussex)

    Julie Zahle (University of Copenhagen)

    Book symposia

    Kirk Ludwig, From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action 1, Oxford U P 2016


    Sara Rachel Chant, Tulane University

    Kirk Ludwig, University of Indiana

    Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki


    Francesco Guala, Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Princeton U P 2016


    Francesco Guala, University of Milano

    Rico Hauswald, Technische Universität Dresden

    Elisabeth Pacherie, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS

    Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lund University


    Additions to the program are expected.


    The European Network on Social Ontology was founded in 2007 with the goal to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas, future research activities at European level and the organisation of a biennial international conference focusing on social ontology. Attendance to the conference allows participants to join the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS). The conference will be organised by the Metaphysics & Collectivity Research Group in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at Lund University and The International Social Ontology Society.

    Organising committee

    Björn Petersson (Chair), Lund University; Gunnar Björnsson, Umeå University; Olle Blomberg, University of Copenhagen; Johan Brännmark, Malmö University; Åsa Burman, Stockholm University; Mattias Gunnemyr, Lund University; Tobias Hansson Wahlberg, Lund University; Anna-Sofia Maurin, University of Gothenburg; Tomas Persson, Lund University; Jeroen Smid, Lund University; András Szigeti, Linköping University.

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • Boston, MA, USA

    Biennial social ontology conference. This is a continuation of the "Collective Intentionality" conference series. The renamed conference still covers collective intentionality, but is broadened to include other work in the field of social ontology.

Past events

31 Oct 2016 2016 Essay Competition

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

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