Introduction: Beyond the Big Four and the Big Five

Sara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks, Gerhard Preyer

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In the past two or three decades it has become increasingly popular to analyze collective actions in terms of collective intentions. This volume brings together chapters which address issues such as how individuals succeed in maintaining coordination throughout the performance of a collective action, whether groups can actually believe propositions or whether they merely accept them, and what kind of evidence, if any, disciplines such as cognitive science and semantics provide in support of irreducibly collective states. A number of chapters explore the interplay between individual and collective rationality in order to shed new light on the alleged discontinuities between these levels. They make abundantly clear that it is no longer an option simply to juxtapose analyses of individual and collective level phenomena and maintain that there is some discrepancy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Individual to Collective Intentionality
Subtitle of host publicationNew Essays
EditorsSara Rachel Chant, Frank Hindriks, Gerhard Preyer
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780199362530
ISBN (Print)9780199936502
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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