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Event: The Fourth Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO IV)

Event date September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Submission deadline May 31, 2015
Location Palermo, Italy
Host(s) University of Palermo
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The Fourth Conference
of the
European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO IV)

University of Palermo (Italy)
September 24-26, 2015

The event will be sponsored by the Workshop of Critical Social
Philosophy, the Department of Humanities at the University of Palermo,
and the City of Palermo.

Plenary Speakers

Hannes Rakoczy (University of Goettingen)
Vasudevi Reddy (University of Portsmouth)
Andreas Roepstorff (University of Aarhus)
Hans Bernhard Schmid (University of Wien)
Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen)

Symposium on B. Epstein’s book The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the
Foundations of the Social Sciences
Mattia Gallotti (London) | Natalie Gold (King’s College London) |
Francesco Guala (Milan) | Brian Epstein (Tufts)

Symposium on R. Tuomela’s book Social Ontology: Collective
Intentionality and Group Agents
Frank Hindriks (Groningen) | Björn Petersson (Lund) | TBA | Raimo
Tuomela (Helsinki)

Call for Papers

The conference will address questions about the formation and
persistence of social-institutional facts, with the goal to foster
dialogue between analytic approaches, philosophical traditions such as
phenomenology and critical theory, and empirical research in the
social and cognitive sciences. Possible topics include but are not
limited to: the nature of collective intentionality, the ontogenesis
of the capacity for interaction; team reasoning and distributed
cognition; collective decision-making; political power and social
change; the role of language in the construction of social and
institutional reality; the logical and normative structure of
cooperation; the psychological and conceptual mechanisms underlying
the emergence of social interaction and collective agency; the nature
of duties and rights built into the logical status of institutions.

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 organization of a
biannual international conference. Attendance to the conference allows
participants to join the International Network on Social Ontology
(ISOS) and learn more about the Journal of Social Ontology (JSO)
published by De Gruyter.

Further information can be found at:

We welcome submissions of papers through EasyChair
( by May 31st. An
extended abstract between 750 and 1000 words suitably prepared for
blind reviewing should be submitted. A short, i.e. one-paragraph,
summary will be required in case of acceptance for publication in the
conference booklet and/or on the conference website.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st
Notification of acceptance: June 30th
Early registration deadline: July 31st

Organizing Committee
Contact address:

Francesca Di Lorenzo Ajello (Chair), University of Palermo; Antonella
Carassa, University of Italian Switzerland; Cristiano Castelfranchi,
ISTC-CNR, Rome; Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, University of
Italian Switzerland; Mattia Gallotti, University of London; Francesco
Guala, University of Milan; Claudia Rosciglione, Workshop of Critical
Social Philosophy, University of Palermo; Corrado Roversi, University
of Bologna; Alessandro Salice, University of Copenhagen; Guido
Seddone, University of Sassari; Italo Testa, University of Parma; Luca
Tummolini, ISTC-CNR, Rome; Giuseppe Vicari, Workshop of Critical
Social Philosophy, University of Palermo; Giancarlo Zanet, Workshop of
Critical Social Philosophy, University of Palermo.

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