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Event: Conference: Collective Intentionality X

Event date August 31, 2016 - September 02, 2016
Submission deadline May 15, 2016
Location The Hague, The Netherlands
Host(s) Delft University of Technology
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Collective Intentionality X
The Hague, The Netherlands
August 31 – September 2, 2016

Conference website:
This call for papers on PhilEvents:

Deadline for submission of an abstract: May 15, 2016.

The International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) invites contributions to its tenth conference. Collective Intentionality X is an interdisciplinary conference concerning collective intentionality in particular and social ontology more generally.

Relevant topics include (but  are not limited to): collective intention and action, collective or team reasoning, collective or distributed cognition, collective responsibility, rationality, emotion, consciousness, attention, memory, decision-making, knowledge, norms and trust. Cooperation and competition and the roles they play in social practices, organizations, and institutions are also among the core themes.

Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged. Relevant disciplines include philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, law, and economics.

Invited speakers:

– Michael Bratman (Stanford University): Acting and Thinking Together
– Gunnar Björnsson (Umeå University): Shared Responsibility
– Toni Erskine (University of New South Wales): “Coalitions of the Willing” and the Shared Responsibility to Protect
– Johanna Seibt (Aarhus University): Social Robotics – New Forms of Sociality, New Types of Responsibility?

*Symposium on Collective Responsibility and Responsibility Gaps*

The conference will feature a symposium on collective responsibility in general and responsibility gaps in particular. This symposium features Gunnar Björnsson’s lecture on this theme. Responsibility gaps arise when there is no straightforward reduction of responsibility at the collective level to responsibility at the individual level. Such gaps have been argued to occur within the context of organized as well as unorganized collectives.

They can be explored in the abstract, or in relation to specific problems such as corporate disasters or global justice. Papers on collective responsibility and terrorism are particularly welcome.

*Essay prize*

On the occasion of this conference, the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) will also tender an essay prize in social ontology for early career scholars (up to six years after completing their PhD). Please pay attention to further announcements or contact David Schweikard ( for more information.

The programs from two earlier CI conferences are available here:

– Bloomington (CI IX, 2014):
– Manchester (CI VIII, 2012):

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2016.

Notification: July 1, 2016.

Please submit abstracts exclusively via the website An abstract submission form will be available one month before the deadline.

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