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Social ontology : collective intentionality and group agents

Author: Raimo Tuomela
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raimo Tuomela
ISBN: 9780199978267 0199978263
OCLC Number: 828264900
Description: xiv, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Groups and we-thinking --
Collective intentions --
Acting for social reasons --
Collective acceptance and the formation of group attitudes --
Cooperation and authority --
We-reasoning in game-theoretic context --
Institutional facts and institutions --
Group solidarity: all for one and one for all.
Responsibility: Raimo Tuomela.

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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.

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Remarkably, this grand, synoptic vision is not painted with broad brushstrokes but with immensely fine-grained exactitude and analytical rigor, each chapter teeming with detailed technical analyses, Read more...

 
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