The Fifth Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology

Lund, Sweden August 30 – September 1, 2017

About the conference

ENSO V is an interdisciplinary conference concerning social ontology. Possible topics include but are not limited to
  •   The metaphysics of social reality
  •   Team reasoning, coordination problems, preference and value aggregation
  •   The nature of collective intentionality and agency
  •   Moral and legal aspects of collective agency
  •   Social conventions, norms, and power
  •   Non-human sociality
 (More information on these topics)

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick) Sara Rachel Chant (Tulane University) Christian List (London School of Economics) Karen Mccomb (University of Sussex) Julie Zahle (University of Copenhagen)

Book symposia

Kirk Ludwig, From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action 1, Oxford U P 2016 Participants: Sara Rachel Chant, Tulane University Kirk Ludwig, University of Indiana Michael Schmitz, University of Vienna Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki Francesco Guala, Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Princeton U P 2016 Participants: Francesco Guala, University of Milano Rico Hauswald, Technische Universität Dresden Elisabeth Pacherie, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lund University


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 organisation of a biennial international conference focusing on social ontology. Attendance to the conference allows participants to join the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS). The conference will be organised by the Metaphysics & Collectivity Research Group in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at Lund University and The International Social Ontology Society.

Organising committee

Björn Petersson (Chair), Lund University; Gunnar Björnsson, Umeå University; Olle Blomberg, University of Copenhagen; Johan Brännmark, Malmö University; Åsa Burman, Stockholm University; Mattias Gunnemyr, Lund University; Tobias Hansson Wahlberg, Lund University; Megan Lambert, Lund University; Anna-Sofia Maurin, University of Gothenburg; Tomas Persson, Lund University; Jeroen Smid, Lund University; András Szigeti, Linköping University.


The organisers are grateful for generous financial support from the Swedish Research Council, Erik and Gurli Hultengren Fund for Philosophy at Lund University and from Stiftelsen Roy och Maj Franzéns fond.

Previous ENSO Conferences

ENSO IV, University of Palermo, http://www.unipa.it/eventi/philosophicalstudies/ENSO_IV/ ENSO III, University of Helsinki, http://www.helsinki.fi/enso/ ENSO II, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, http://www.enso2011.it/ ENSO I, University of Constance, https://cipp.unibas.ch/activities/past-workshops/the-background-of-institutional-reality/


The call for papers on PhilEvents: http://philevents.org/event/show/26334 This conference on PhilEvents: http://philevents.org/event/show/18713 ENSO V on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/692479464250421/


October 3rd, 2016 Call for Paper available December 1st Abstract submission opens March 1st, 2017 Deadline for submissions April 20th, 2017 Notification of acceptance May 5th Registration opens May 31th Last day for getting the group deal at Hotel Concordia
(You will receive a booking code upon registration) June 30th Last day for updating accepted abstracts August 7th Last day of registration August 30th - September 1st Conference!
Sidansvarig: mattias.gunnemyrfil.luse | 2019-11-18