Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents

2014.04.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raimo Tuomela, Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents, Oxford University Press, 2013, 310pp. $74.00 (hbk)
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2014.04.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raimo Tuomela, Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents, Oxford University Press, 2013, 310pp. $74.00 (hbk) ISBN 9780199978267. Reviewed by Seumas Miller, Charles Sturt University/Delft University of Technology In his latest book on collective intentionality and group agents Raimo Tuomela builds on, but also to a considerable extent duplicates, the theoretical work published in a number of his previous books and articles as well as on the work of others in the field, notably (in the case of social institutions) John Searle, but also (in the case of joint action/joint intentions) Michael Bratman, Margaret Gilbert, myself and others. The book has nine chapters, and they deal with the following topics (respectively): groups and group thinking; collective intentions; acting for social reasons; collective acceptance and the formation of group attitudes; cooperation and authority; we-reasoning. . .

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