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Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

Bryce Huebner

Abstract

We live in an age of scientific collaboration, popular uprisings, failing political parties, and increasing corporate power. Many of these kinds of collective action derive from the decisions of intelligent and powerful leaders, and many others emerge as a result of the aggregation of individual interests. But genuinely collective mentality remains a seductive possibility. This book develops a novel approach to distributed cognition and collective intentionality. It is argued that genuine cognition requires the capacity to engage in flexible goal-directed behavior, and that this requires speci ... More

Keywords: Distributed cognition, collective intentionality, cognitive architecture, mental representation, group minds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199926275
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryce Huebner, author
Georgetown University