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Published: 24 September 2013

326 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199978267

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Social Ontology

Collective Intentionality and Group Agents

Raimo Tuomela

  • Develops the central we-mode and comparable I-mode notions, viz., concepts and theses based on full-blown collective intentionality, that are needed for an adequate understanding and explaining of the social world.
  • Compares we-mode notions with the individualistic I-mode notions that current social science prevalently employs.
  • Such topics as cooperation, social institutions, we-thinking and acting, and group solidarity are systematically studied.
  • Relevant not only to researchers of the conceptual and metaphysical foundations of the social world (e.g., social activities and structures) but also for those studying normative activities (such as those involved in morality and politics) from a philosophical or other theoretical point of view.