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Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality

Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality

Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Raimo Tuomela with His Responses

Editors: Preyer, Gerhard, Peter, Georg (Eds.)

  • Features a critical evaluation of the recent work of philosopher, Prof. Raimo Tuomela on social institutions and group agents
  • Offers new approaches to the collectivism-versus-individualism debate
  • Includes eight essays as well as a response to each by Tuomela himself
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About this book

This volume features a critical evaluation of the recent work of the philosopher, Prof. Raimo Tuomela and it also offers it offers new approaches to the collectivism-versus-individualism debate. It specifically looks at Tuomela's book Social Ontology and its accounts of collective intentionality and related topics.

The book contains eight essays written by expert contributors that present different perspectives on Tuomela’s investigation into the philosophy of sociality, social ontology, theory of action, and (philosophical) decision and game theory. In addition, Tuomela himself gives a comprehensive response to each essay and defends his theory in terms of the new arguments presented here.

Overall, readers will gain a deeper insight into group reasoning and the "we-mode" approach, which is used to account for collective intention and action, cooperation, group attitudes, social practices, and institutions as well as group solidarity.

This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers and graduate students and researchers interested in contemporary philosophy of sociality, sociological theory, social ontology as well as the philosophy of mind, decision and game theory, and cognitive science.


Tuomela’s book stands as a model of excellence in social ontology, an
especially intractable field of philosophical inquiry that benefits conspicuously from
the devotion of Tuomela’s keen philosophical mind. His book is must reading in
social ontology. 
J. Angelo Corlett,  Julia Lyons Strobel


About the authors

Gerhard Preyer: Professor of Sociology, Research fields: sociological theory and comparative sociology, philosophy of language and mind. Editor-In-Chief of ProtoSociology: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. He is author and editor of, among other works, Intention of Practical Thoughts (2011), Donald Davidson’s Philosophy. From Radical Interpretation to Radical Contextualism (2nd edition, 2011), and Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental (Oxford, 2012).

Georg Peter: Dr. Phil Georg Peter’s research concerns philosophy of language, aesthetics, social ontology, and hermeneutics. He is author and editor of, among other works, together with R. Tuomela, G. Preyer, Understanding the Social II: Philosophy of Sociality (ProtoSociology 18/19), with G. Preyer: Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism  (OUP 2007),  Contextualism in Philosophy (OUP 2005), Logical Form and Language (OUP 2002). He is co-editor of Selbstbeobachtung der modernen Gesellschaft  (Springer 2012).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Methodological Individualism, The We-mode, and Team Reasoning

    Ludwig, Kirk

    Pages 3-18

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  • Raimo Tuomela: Response to Kirk Ludwig

    Ludwig, Kirk

    Pages 19-35

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  • What is a Mode Account of Collective Intentionality?

    Schmitz, Michael

    Pages 37-70

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  • Raimo Tuomela: Response to Michael Schmitz

    Schmitz, Michael

    Pages 71-78

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  • What Kind of Mode is the We-Mode?

    Schmid, Hans Bernhard

    Pages 79-93

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality
Book Subtitle
Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Raimo Tuomela with His Responses
Editors
  • Gerhard Preyer
  • Georg Peter
Series Title
Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33236-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33236-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33235-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 220
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