Social Ontology The 12th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference

Country: Switzerland

City: Neuchâtel

Abstr. due: 20.02.2020

Dates: 13.07.20 — 16.07.20

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Department of Philosophy, University of Neuchatel



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

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