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The Fourth Conference of the European Network of Social Ontology (ENSO IV)University of Palermo 

September 24th-26th, 2015

                       Thursday, September 24th, 2015
8:00 Registration
09:00 ROBERTO LAGALLA, Chancelor of the University of Palermo,, LEOLUCA ORLANDO (Major of the city of Palermo), LAURA AUTERI  (Director of the Department of Humanities), RAIMO TUOMELA (President of ISOS), Institutional addresses (Sala Magna)
09:30 FRANCESCA DI LORENZO, University of Palermo, Introduction (Sala Magna)
10:30 HANS BERNHARD SCHMID, University of Wien, The Duty to Know What We’re Doing Together(Sala Magna)
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 HANNES RAKOCZY, University of Göttingen, Comparative Metaphysics: the Development of Representing Natural and Normative Regularities in Humans and Non-Human Primates (Sala Magna)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Selected talks
  Language, Rules and Normativity(Sala Magna) Experience, Cognition and Normativity(Sala delle Capriate) Collective Experiences and Social Conflicts(S. Antonio Abbate)

I. GONZALEZ-CABRERA, Australian National University, Canberra, A Usage-Based Model of Norm Acquisition.  

M. FERRI and G. LORINI, University of Cagliari, What rules a Constitutive rule? 

R. MCBRIDE, University of Utah & Bergen University College,  Deontic Binding: Imposed, Voluntary, and Autogenic.  

C. ROSCIGLIONE, University of Palermo, Individuals and Collectivity between the Principle of Non-Contradiction and the Validity Claims.

M. BAUWENS, University of Leuven, What is a Game of Blind Chess? Gradualism, Dispositions and the Searle-Smith Debate. 

M. ISELLA,PATRICIA KANNGIESSER and MICHAEL TOMASELLO, San Raffaele University and  Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Vigilance towards Promissory Commitment. A Developmental Study.

F. LEÓN, University of Copenhagen, Relational and Reductive Approaches to Joint  Attention. 

J. TAIPALE, University of Jyväskylä, Normativity and Identification.  

O. BLOMBERG, University of Copenhagen, We-Experiences and Common Knowledge.  

TH. SZANTO and A. MONTES SÁNCHEZ, University of Copenhagen, Imagining Collectives and Collective Imagination.  

A. PUGLIESE, University of Palermo, Between Me and You. A Phenomenological Account of Social Conflict.  

G. THONHAUSER, University of Wien, What Constitutes Being a Fan? Towards a Social Ontology of Sport Fandom.  

C. VOINEA, University of Bucharest, Managing Violence – a New Basis for Searle’s Social Ontology.

17:00 Coffee break
17:30 DAN ZAHAVI, University of Copenhagen, Empathy, self-alienation, and group- identification (Sala Magna)
20:00 Conference Reception














  Friday, September 25th, 2015
09:00 VASUDEVI REDDY, University of Portsmouth, Openness to Engagement (Sala Magna)
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Selected talks
  Collective action and  collective responsibility (Sala Magna) Social groups: ontology, identity and membership (Sala delle Capriate) Shared values and moral responsibilities.(S. Antonio Abbate)

S.R. CHANT, Tulane University,Freedom and Responsibility in a Hollywood Standoff. 

F. HINDRIKS, University of Groningen, Corporate Psychopathy without Corporate Psychopaths.  

A. LAITINEN, University of Tampere, Groups: fictitious agents with real rights and responsibilities? 

B. WRINGE, Bilkent UniversityNon-Agent Collectives, Forward-Looking Collective Responsibilities, and Climate Change.

T. GODLOVE, Hofstra University, Perceiving groups: a Kantian Account.

D. PEARCE (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and  L. URIDIA  (Razmadze Institute of Mathematics), Group Belief in Structured Coalitions.

A. SALICE, University of Copenhagen, How to identify with a group. 

A. SZÉKELY, G. ANDRIGHETTO, and L. TUMMOLINI, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Badfellas: An experiment on the social dilemma of group reputation.

F. DE VECCHI, San Raffaele University, Social unity, groups and shared values: some phenomenological insights.  

S. ROSSI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, From social acts to communities. An itinerary through realist phenomenology.  

J. VAN GRUNSVEN, Fordham University, Second-Person Interaction and Moral Responsibility.  

T. VESTERINEN, University of Helsinki, The detection of mental disorders.

12:30 Lunch
14:00 ISOS Assembly Meeting
14:30 Selected talks
  The Nature of Collective Intentionality  (Sala Magna) The logical structure of institutions (Sala delle Capriate) Cooperation and team reasoning (S. Antonio Abbate)

M. HEINONEN, University of Helsinki, Minimalism and Maximalism in the Study of Shared Agency. 

J. MARTENS (Ruhr Universität Bochum) and B. LEIJSSENAAR (Radboud University), Questioning Autonomy in the Individual Ownership Claim in Collective Intentionality.  

C. ROVERSI, University of Bologna, Institutional Mimesis as a Historical Determinant of Collective Acceptance.

M. SCHMITZ, University of Wien, Towards a subject mode account of collective intentionality.  

F. BUEKENS, Tilburg university & University of Leuven, From Status Markers to Coordination Devices.  

F. GUALA, University of Milan, What is marriage? The Politics and Ontology of Institutional Kinds. 

O. OUZILOU, Université de Lorraine, Interactive kinds, groups, and collective intentionality.

L. PASSERINI GLAZEL, Milano-Bicocca University,  Institutional Ontology as an Ontology of Types.

M. BIANCHIN, Milano-Bicocca University, Joint Action, Normativity, and Agent-Neutral Reasons. 

E. BOTTAZZI (ISTC-CNR, Trento) and N. TROQUARD (LACL, Univ. Paris Est-Créteil), Disentangling Forms of Control: Help and Cooperation. 

R. HAKLI and P. MÄKELÄ, Aarhus University and University of Helsinki, Planning and team reasoning.  

K. MILLER, University of Helsinki,  Social Reasons for Action.      

16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 MATTIA GALLOTTI (University of London) | NATALIE GOLD (King's College London) | FRANCESCO GUALA (University of Milan) | BRIAN EPSTEIN (Tufts University), Symposium on B. Epstein's book, The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences (Sala Magna)
20:00 Social dinner











  Saturday, September 26th, 2015
9:30 ANDREAS ROEPSTORFF, Aarhus University, TBA (Sala Magna)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 FRANK HINDRIKS (University of Groningen) | BJÖRN PETERSSON (University of Lund) | CORRADO ROVERSI (University of Bologna) | GIUSEPPE VICARI (University of Palermo)| RAIMO TUOMELA (University of Helsinki), Symposium on R. Tuomela’s book, Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents (Sala Magna)