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Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality: Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Raimo Tuomela with His Responses

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2017.08.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter (eds.), Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality: Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Raimo Tuomela with His Responses, Springer, 2017, 220pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319332352. Reviewed by Olle Blomberg, Lund University For more than 30 years, Raimo Tuomela has been doing groundbreaking research on the nature of social action and collective intentionality (collective belief, collective intention, etc.), and social ontology (the nature of social groups, institutions, etc.). This collection contains eight essays in which nine male philosophers interpret, criticise, develop, or take inspiration from this research. They focus on Tuomela’s latest book, Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents (2013). Each essay is followed by a response by Tuomela.   Overall, the essays are of good quality and the book is highly recommended to those interested in Tuomela’s. . .

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