Colloquium on Social Ontology, 14-15 4 2011, Helsinki

The Helsinki Colloquium on Social Ontology, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, April 14th-15th, 2011.

Colloquium Venue: Unioninkatu 40, 3rd floor, Room 10.
The Helsinki Colloquium on Social Ontology brings together experts in the philosophy of social science to discuss issues such as the following: What is the mode of existence of social facts? What role do group agents, such as states and corporations, play in the construction of social reality? How do social institutions, such as money and law, depend on implicit or explicit collective acceptance? What is the ultimate relation between individual and collective agency? Does group membership compromise individual agency? Where do collective emotions come in?
Please find attached the program for the event.

Pre-registration required by Tuesday the 12th of April. Please contact: matti.heinonen(at)

THURSDAY 14th of April
10.00-10.15 Welcome
10.15-11.15 Michael Schmitz: From we-mode to role-mode
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15 Arto Laitinen: Collective acceptance and two directions of fit
12.15-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.00 Beatrice Kobow: Collective perspectives on individual actions
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.00 Matti Heinonen: Collective intentionality: Extending the analogies
19.00 Colloquium dinner (Restaurant Kosmos)

FRIDAY 15th of April
10.15-11.15 David Schweikard: Coordination and Identity
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15 Mikko Salmela: The rational appropriateness of collective emotions
12.15-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.00 Raimo Tuomela: Searle’s new construction of social reality
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-15.45 End of colloquium and final discussion

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