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Tuomela, Raimo

Works: 61 works in 357 publications in 6 languages and 7,140 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: HM866, 302.3
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Most widely held works by Raimo Tuomela
Essays on explanation and understanding : studies in the foundations of humanities and social sciences by Juha Manninen( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of sociality : the shared point of view by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With chapters on cooperation, social institutions, cultural evolution, and group responsibility, this text systematically studies social groups, acting in them as a group member collective commitment, group intentions, beliefs, and actions especially authority-based group attitudes and actions
Theoretical concepts by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

19 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To that goal, and it is hoped that it will incorporate further works dealing in an exact way with interesting philosophical issues. Zurich, April 1973 Mario Bunge Preface In this book I have investigated the logical and methodological role of the much debated theoretical concepts in scientific theories. The philosophical viewpoint underlying my argumentation is critical scientific realism. My method of exposition has been to express ideas first in general terms and then to develop and elaborate them within a specific formal framework. It is assumed in the book that the reader has a relatively good knowledge of the basic techniques and results of modern symbolic logic, including model theory. Examples from actual science are mostly from the social sciences. I have deliberately omitted a treatment of a number of characteristic features which are particular to theoretical concepts in the more developed sciences, such as modern physics. This book owes very much to Professor Jaakko Hintikka, to whom I wish to express my deep gratitude. Especially at the begin ning of this project in 1968/69 when I was doing research for my doctoral degree at Stanford University I worked with him closely
The importance of us : a philosophical study of basic social notions by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book develops a systematic philosophical theory of social action and group phenomena, in the process presenting detailed analyses of such central social notions as "we-attitude" (especially "we-intention" and mutual belief, social norm, joint action, and - most important - group goal, group belief, and group action). Humans are social beings whose accounts of their social life inherently rely on social group notions involving the core concept of "we." The crucial notions for understanding macro-level group notions are shown to be joint action, we-attitude (especially we-intention and mutual belief), social norm, and group-commitment-creating "authority system" (roughly, a system for the formation of joint intentions). Though this is a philosophical work, it presents a unified conceptual framework that may be useful to social scientists, especially social psychologists, as well as philosophers
The philosophy of social practices : a collective acceptance view by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first systematic philosophical and conceptual study of the notion of a social practice. Raimo Tuomela explains social practices in terms of the interlocking intentions of the agents; he shows how social practices (for example customs and tradition) are "building blocks of society"; and he offers a clear and powerful account of the way in which social institutions are constructed from these building blocks as established, interconnected sets of social practices. His analysis is based on the novel concept of shared "we-attitudes," which represent a weak form of collective intentionality, and he makes instructive connections to major topics and figures in philosophy and the social sciences. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, psychology, sociology, and Artificial Intelligence."--Jacket
Human action and its explanation : a study on the philosophical foundations of psychology by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical concepts and hypothetico-inductive inference by Ilkka Niiniluoto( Book )

17 editions published in 1973 in English and Dutch and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual change and its connection to the development of new seien tific theories has reeently beeome an intensively discussed topic in philo sophieal literature. Even if the inductive aspects related to conceptual change have already been discussed to some extent, there has so far existed no systematic treatment of inductive change due to conceptual enrichment. This is what we attempt to accomplish in this work, al though most of our technical results are restricted to the framework of monadic languages. We extend Hintikka's system of inductive logic to apply to situations in which new concepts are introduced to the original language. By interpreting them as theoretica1 concepts, it is possible to discuss a number of currently debated philosophical and methodological problems which have previously escaped systematic and exact treatment. For instance, the role which seientific theories employing theoretical con cepts may play within inductive inference can be studied within this framework. From the viewpoint of seientific realism, sueh a study gives outlines for a theory of what we call hypothetico-induetive inference. Some parts of this work which are based on Hintikka's system of in ductive logic are fairly technical. However, no previous knowledge of this system is required, but, in general, acquaintance with the basic ideas of elementary logic and probability theory is suffieient. This work is part of a project, originated by Professors Jaakko Hintikka and Raimo Tuomela, concerning the role of theoretical concepts in science
A theory of social action by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is somewhat surprising to find out how little serious theorizing there is in philosophy (and in social psychology as well as sociology) on the nature of social actions or joint act. hons in the sense of actions performed together by several agents. Actions performed by single agents have been extensively discussed both in philosophy and in psycho~ogy. There is, ac cordingly, a booming field called action theory in philosophy but it has so far strongly concentrated on actions performed by single agents only. We of course should not forget game theory, a discipline that systematically studies the strategic interac tion between several rational agents. Yet this important theory, besides being restricted to strongly rational acting, fails to study properly several central problems related to the concep tual nature of social action. Thus, it does not adequately clarify and classify the various types of joint action (except perhaps from the point of view of the agents' utilities). This book presents a systematic theory of social action. Because of its reliance on so-called purposive causation and generation it is called the purposive-causal theory. This work also discusses several problems related to the topic of social action, for instance that of how to create from this perspective the most central concepts needed by social psychology and soci ology. While quite a lot of ground is covered in the book, many important questions have been left unanswered and many others unasked as well
Dispositions by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology consists of a collection of papers on the nature of dis positions and the role of disposition concepts in scientific theories. I have tried to make the collection as representative as possible, except that problems specifically connected with dispositions in various special sciences are relatively little discussed. Most of these articles have been previously published. The papers by Mackie, Essler and Trapp, Fetzer (in Section 11), Levi, and Tuomela appear here for the first time, and are simultaneously published in Synthese 34, No. 4, which is a special issue on dispositions. Of the previously published material it should be emphasized that the papers by Hempel and Fisk have been extensively revised specially for this anthology. The papers are grouped in four sections, partlyon the basis of their content. However, due to the complexity of the issues involved, there is considerable overlap in content between the different sections, especially between Sections land 11. I wish to thank Professors James Fetzer and Carl G. Hempel for helpful advicc in compiling this anthology
Social action( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, action, and reality by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Were one to characterize the aims of this book ambitiously, it could be said to sketch the philosophical foundations or underpinnings of the scientific world view or, better, of the scientific conception of the world. In any case, it develops a comprehensive philosophical view, one which takes science seri ously as the best method for getting to know the ontological aspects of the world. This view is a kind of scientific realism - causal internal realism, as it is dubbed in the book. This brand of realism is "tough" in matters of ontology but "soft" in matters of semantics and epistemology. An ancestor of the book was published in Finnish under the title Tiede, toiminta ja todellisuus (Gaudeamus, 1983). That book is a shortish undergraduate-level monograph. However, as some research-level chapters have been added, the present book is perhaps best regarded as suited for more advanced readers. I completed the book while my stay at the University of Wisconsin in Madison as a Visiting Professor under the Exchange Program between the Universities of Wisconsin and Helsinki. I gratefully acknowledge this support. I also wish to thank Juhani Saalo and Martti Kuokkanen for comments on the manuscript and for editorial help. Dr Matti Sintonen translated the Finnish ancestor of this book into English, to be used as a partial basis for this work. His translation was supported by a grant from Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden edistamisvarat. Finally, and as usual, I wish to thank Mrs
Social ontology : collective intentionality and group agents by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social ontology, in its broadest sense, is the study of the nature of social reality, including collective intentions and agency. The starting point of Tuomela's account of collective intentionality is the distinction between thinking and acting as a private person ("I-mode") versus as a "we-thinking" group member ("we-mode"). The we-mode approach is based on social groups consisting of persons, which may range from simple task groups consisting of a few persons to corporations and even to political states. Tuomela extends the we-mode notion to cover groups controlled by external authority. Thus, for instance, cooperation and attitude formation are studied in cases where the participants are governed "from above" as in many corporations. -- Publisher website
Cooperation : a philosophical study by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cooperation, A Philosophical Study, Tuomela offers the first comprehensive philosophical theory of cooperation. He builds on such notions a collective and joint goals, mutual beliefs, collective commitments, acting together and acting collectively. The book analyzes the varieties of cooperation, making use of the crucial distinction between group-mode and individual-mode cooperation. The former is based on collective goals and collective commitments, the latter on private goals and commitments. The book discusses the attitudes and the kinds of practical reasoning that cooperation requires and investigate some of the conditions under which cooperation is likely, rationally, to occur. It also shows some of the drawbacks of the standard game-theoretical treatments of cooperation and presents a survey of cooperation research in neighbouring fields. Readership: Essential reading for researchers and graduate students in philosophy. Also of interest to researchers int he social sciences and AI
Contemporary action theory( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary action theory.- v.2
The Logic and epistemology of scientific change( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Versuche über Erklären und Verstehen( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application process of a theory : with special reference to some behavioral theories by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual action by Ghita Holmström-Hintikka( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Action Theory, Volume I (Individual Action) is concerned with topics in philosophical action theory such as reasons and causes of action, intentions, freedom of will and of action, omissions and norms in legal and ethical contexts, as well as activity, passivity and competence from medical points of view. Cognitive trying, freedom of the will and agent causation are challenges in the discussion on computers in action. The Volume consists of contributions by leading experts in the field written specifically for this volume. No comparable volume currently exists
Human action and its explanation by Raimo Tuomela( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social action by Gottfried Seebass( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers contained in this volume are based on the contributions to an international, interdisciplinary Symposium entitled 'Analytical and Sociologi cal Action Theories' which took place in Berlin (West) on September 1-3, 1982. Each part comprises a main paper followed by two (in Part IV three) papers commenting on it. On the whole there is an equal division into philo sophical and sociological papers. In particular each main paper receives both inter- and innerdisciplinary comments. The Berlin Symposium was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Bonn) and, to a smaller extent, by the Freie UniversiHit Berlin; both grants are acknowledged gratefully. Berlin and Helsinki, May 1984 GOTTFRIED SEEBASS RAIMO TUOMELA vii GOTTFRIED SEEBASS INTRODUCTION I. It is a striking fact that the extended efforts of both sociologists and analytical philosophers to work out what is termed a 'theory of action' have taken little, if any, account of each other. Yet of the various reasons for this that come to mind none appears to be such as to foil any hopes for fruitful interdisciplinary exchange. Being concerned, apparently, with the same set of phenomena, viz. individual and social actions, the two theories can reasonably be expected to be partially overlapping as well as competitive and complementary. Accordingly each can eventually be shown by the other to need completion or revision. Whether or to what extent this is the case is subject to inquiry and discussion
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Essays on explanation and understanding : studies in the foundations of humanities and social sciences
Alternative Names
Raimo Tuomela filósofo finlandés

Raimo Tuomela Finnish philosopher

Raimo Tuomela Fins filosoof

Raimo Tuomela philosophe finnois

Tuomela, R.

Tuomela, Raimo Heikki 1940-


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