Collective Intentionality, Norms and Institutions: A Philosophical Investigation about Human Cooperation by Guido SeddoneCollective Intentionality, Norms and Institutions: A Philosophical Investigation about Human Cooperation by Guido Seddone

Collective Intentionality, Norms and Institutions: A Philosophical Investigation about Human…

byGuido Seddone

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Cooperation is the fundamental feature of intelligent beings. It makes them able to evolve complex social behaviors and to better resolve practical issues. Humans have evolved a very powerful form of cooperation, which is spread anywhere in the everyday life: norms, institutions, states, hierarchies, ordinary relationships, etc., are deeply determined by the original notion of cooperation. This book addresses the conditions of the human cooperative activities in order to focus on their common roots and to bring them back to an unitary origin. It is profoundly animated by the task of understanding how cooperative skills are able to evolve the plurality of the cooperative activities from the spontaneous to the institutional ones and to find a common denominator for joint actions. It also explores the social-political aspects related to joint activities and deals with the notion of intersubjective freedom.
Guido Seddone studied Philosophy, History and German at the Universities of Pisa and Vienna. He obtained a PhD in Philosophical Studies at the University of Cagliari (2005) and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Leipzig (2011). He is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Sassari and Visiting Scholar at the University o...
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Title:Collective Intentionality, Norms and Institutions: A Philosophical Investigation about Human…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Cooperation as fundamental characteristic of intelligent beings – Cooperative firmness as result of the interdependence between the duties of the individual participants and the existence of their own group – Intersubjective freedom – Hierarchies and obedience-readiness – Norms, institutions, states, hierarchies.