Synopses & Reviews
The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intentionality is the first of its kind, synthesizing research from several disciplines for all students and professionals interested in better understanding the nature and structure of social reality. The contents of the volume are divided into eight sections, each of which begins with a short introduction:
- Collective Action and Intention
- Shared and Joint Attitudes
- Epistemology and Rationality in the Social Context
- Social Ontology
- Collectives and Responsibility
- Collective Intentionality and Social Institutions
- The Extent, Origins, and Development of Collective Intentionality
- Semantics of Collectivity
The eight sections contain a total of 40 accessible chapters, all written exclusively for this volume by a team of internationally recognized experts. Each chapter ends with a References and a Further Reading section as well as cross-references to other germane chapters in the volume. A longer General Introduction provides an initial overview of the history as well as the current issues and problems in collective intentionality, the range of topics and their interconnections, and the organization of the Handbook.
Systematic in its approach and thorough and detailed in its coverage, The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intentionality provides readers with a valuable reference to this rapidly growing, cross-disciplinary research area and a trailhead to its most promising future directions.