Donnerstag, 25. August 2022, 09:00 - 19:00 iCal

Social Ontology & Collective Intentionality 2022

psychological, behavioural, and applied perspectives

Hauptgebäude & NIG
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


Weitere Termine

Dienstag, 23. August 2022, 09:00 - 19:00

Mittwoch, 24. August 2022, 09:00 - 19:00

Freitag, 26. August 2022, 09:00 - 19:00

Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality 2022


Psychological, Behavioural, and Applied Perspectives


August 23-26, 2022, University of Vienna


Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2022


Social Ontology & Collective Intentionality is the internationally leading philosophical and philosophy-related interdisciplinary conference series concerned with collective phenomena. Social Ontology & Collective Intentionality 2022 in Vienna particularly invites contributions on psychological, behavioural, and applied perspectives on collective phenomena.


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.


Call For Abstracts and Essay Prize submissions


Submit abstracts (300-500 words, prepared for blind review) by January 31, 2022, at EasyChair:


Notification of acceptance: April 5, 2022.


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


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


A separate call for this year’s essay prize of the International Social Ontology Society is here:

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 13 March 2022.


Conference website for more information:






Judith Martens (Antwerp), Felix Pinkert (Vienna), Bernhard Schmid (Vienna)


The Conference Series


The Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality conferences are held under the auspices of the International Social Ontology Society. Previous events in this series have been held at the Universities of Basel, Helsinki, Konstanz, Leipzig, Munich, Manchester, Neuchâtel, Palermo, Rome, Rotterdam, Siena, and Tampere, as well as the University of California San Diego and Berkeley, Delft University of Technology, Tufts University, and Indiana University Bloomington.

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Institut für Philosophie

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Linnea Gustavsson
Universität Wien
Institut für Philosophie