CFP: Social Ontology

Submission deadline: March 2, 2020

Conference date(s):
July 13, 2020 - July 25, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Neuchatel
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Topic areas


Social Ontology

The 12th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference

July 13-16, 2020, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

In July 2020, University of Neuchâtel will host the biennial Collective Intentionality Conference. This major conference will bring together leading philosophers and other theorists across fields studying the nature and varieties of social phenomena, as well as their affective, cognitive and agential foundations.


Topics include, but are not limited to

Collective Intentionality and Social Cognition

Group Action 

Shared Emotions 

Psychopathological Disturbances of Social Behaviour

Approaches to the Metaphysics of the Social World

The Nature of Institutions, Firms, and Organizations

The Nature of Law and Legal Applications of Social Ontology

The Ontology of Economics

Collective and Distributed Responsibility

Keynote speakers

Malinda Carpenter, St. Andrews

Jonathan Schaffer, Rutgers

Amie Thomasson, Dartmouth College

Achille Varzi, New York

Dan Zahavi, Copenhagen/Oxford

Organising Committee:

Olivier Massin (Neuchâtel, Chair), Alessandro Salice (Cork, Chair), Antoine Taillard (Neuchâtel), Judith Würgler (Neuchâtel)


Abstracts of 300-500 words (prepared for blind review) should be submitted to the conference EasyChair website:

Interdisciplinary contributions are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for submissions: February 20th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: May 5th, 2020



The Collective Intentionality Conferences are a biennial series sponsored by the International Social Ontology Society. The previous eleven events in this series have been held at Tufts University in Boston/MA, USA (2018), Delft University of Technology in Den Haag, Netherlands (2016), Indiana University Bloomington (2014), and the Universities of Manchester (2012), Basel (2010), Berkeley (2008), Helsinki (2006), Siena (2004), Rotterdam (2002), Leipzig (2000) and Munich (1999). 

More information on the conference can be found at:

Contact us: [email protected] 

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