Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality

Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents

Contributions to Social Ontology

Editors: Konzelmann Ziv, Anita, Schmid, Hans Bernhard (Eds.)

  • Features contributions that present the state of the art in key areas of current social ontology
  • Examines the role of collective intentional states in creating social facts
  • Explores the core topics of constitution and structure of institutions, the role of shared evaluative attitudes, and the nature and role of group agents
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The contributions gathered in this volume present the state of the art in key areas of current social ontology. They focus on the role of collective intentional states in creating social facts, and on the nature of intentional properties of groups that allow characterizing them as responsible agents, or perhaps even as persons. Many of the essays are inspired by contemporary action theory, emotion theory, and theories of collective intentionality. Another group of essays revisits early phenomenological approaches to social ontology and accounts of sociality that draw on the Hegelian idea of recognition.

This volume is organized into three parts. First, the volume discusses themes highlighted in John Searle’s work and addresses questions concerning the relation between intentions and the deontic powers of institutions, the role of disagreement, and the nature of collective intentionality. Next, the book focuses on joint and collective emotions and mutual recognition, and then goes on to explore the scope and limits of group agency, or group personhood, especially the capacity for responsible agency.

The variety of philosophical traditions mirrored in this collection provides readers with a rich and multifaceted survey of present research in social ontology. It will help readers deepen their understanding of three interrelated and core topics in social ontology: the constitution and structure of institutions, the role of shared evaluative attitudes, and the nature and role of group agents.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents—Contributions to Social Ontology

    Ziv, Anita Konzelmann (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Document Acts

    Smith, Barry

    Pages 19-31

  • Searlean Reflections on Sacred Mountains

    Buekens, Filip

    Pages 33-51

  • Social Objects without Intentions

    Epstein, Brian

    Pages 53-68

  • The Logical Form of Totalitarianism

    Hudin, Jennifer

    Pages 69-79

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  • Due: October 6, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents
Book Subtitle
Contributions to Social Ontology
Editors
  • Anita Konzelmann Ziv
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid
Series Title
Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6934-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6934-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6933-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0190-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 372
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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