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:: Calls :: The International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) invites contributions to Collective Intentionality X, an interdisciplinary conference concerning collective intentionality in particular and social ontology more generally. It is set for August 31 – September 2 in Hague. Keynote speakers include Michael Bratman (Stanford). Deadline for submission of an abstract is May 15. An essay prize in social ontology for early career scholars (up to six years after completing their PhD) is also due.

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?

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 (david.schweikard@uni-muenster.de) for more information.

Please submit abstracts exclusively via the website http://www.collintx.org. An abstract submission form will be available one month before the deadline.

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