• 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.

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

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