Call for Papers Workshop New Avenues for Collective Ethics

September 23-24, 2024, University of Gothenburg

We invite submissions for the workshop New Avenues for Collective Ethics. Collective ethics pertains to questions concerning moral agency, action, abilities, duties, responsibility, and knowledge in collective contexts. For example, one important question is how to make sense of moral judgments about groups within ethical theory. Can groups be morally responsible or have moral duties in their own right? Collective ethics is a significant intra-interdisciplinary field at the intersection of, among others, individual normative ethics, collective intentionality, general ontology, philosophy of agency and responsibility, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and metaethics. The aim of this workshop is to explore new topics and avenues for collective ethics. What relevant connections to other fields/disciplines have not yet been made? Are there crucial insights from other fields/disciplines missing in the current debates? With this workshop, we hope to explore groundbreaking topics in collective ethics, and set the stage for future debates.

We will have two keynote speakers:

Prof. Antje du Bois-Pedain (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (University of Aarhus)

The workshop will take place at the University of Gothenburg on September 23-24, 2024. If you are interested in presenting at the workshop, please send your anonymized abstract to with the subject line: Abstract New Avenues for Collective Ethics. The abstract should be between 300 – 500 words. Each speaker will be allotted 1 hour (incl. Q&A). The deadline for submissions is Friday May 10, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be send out late May. 

The workshop is sponsored by the International Social Ontology Society ( and the Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project (  

We look forward to your submissions!

Kind regards,

Gunnar Bj√∂rnsson, Olle Blomberg, and Niels de Haan

"International Social Ontology Society" is registered as a non-profit organization in Austria.

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