I will shed light on the phenomenon of collective intentionality, which, in the philosophical, cognitive sciences and neurosciences debate, is often confused with similar yet diverse phenomena, i.e. with inter-subjective intentionality, also called social cognition, and with social intentionality. In order to elucidate the phenomenon of collective intentionality, I will present a taxonomy of collective, inter-subjective and social intentionality, and consider a thesis about shared intentionality. The taxonomy intends to show that although collective, inter-subjective and social intentionality are very close phenomena, nonetheless they are different types of intentionality, and that, like individual intentionality, collective and inter-subjective intentionality involve different kinds of intentionality—practical, affective and cognitive—which have to be distinguished The sharing thesis, I will argue for, maintains that collective intentionality is a shared intentionality in a very strong sense of the term «sharing», a sense that implies some essential conditions, which are not required in the cases of inter-subjective and social intentionality. Finally I shall point out hat inter-subjective intentionality is the basis and the necessary condition for collective and social intentionality.

Collective intentionality vs. intersubjective intentionality and social intentionality. An account of collective intentionality as shared intentionality

DE VECCHI , FRANCESCA MARIA
2011

Abstract

I will shed light on the phenomenon of collective intentionality, which, in the philosophical, cognitive sciences and neurosciences debate, is often confused with similar yet diverse phenomena, i.e. with inter-subjective intentionality, also called social cognition, and with social intentionality. In order to elucidate the phenomenon of collective intentionality, I will present a taxonomy of collective, inter-subjective and social intentionality, and consider a thesis about shared intentionality. The taxonomy intends to show that although collective, inter-subjective and social intentionality are very close phenomena, nonetheless they are different types of intentionality, and that, like individual intentionality, collective and inter-subjective intentionality involve different kinds of intentionality—practical, affective and cognitive—which have to be distinguished The sharing thesis, I will argue for, maintains that collective intentionality is a shared intentionality in a very strong sense of the term «sharing», a sense that implies some essential conditions, which are not required in the cases of inter-subjective and social intentionality. Finally I shall point out hat inter-subjective intentionality is the basis and the necessary condition for collective and social intentionality.
collective intentionality; social intentionality; inter-subjective intentionality; social cognition; cognitive, practical and affective intentionality; shared intentionality
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