Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Philosophy of SocialityThe Shared Point of View$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Raimo Tuomela

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 October 2019

The We-Mode and the I-Mode

The We-Mode and the I-Mode

Chapter:
(p.46) 2 The We-Mode and the I-Mode
Source:
The Philosophy of Sociality
Author(s):

Raimo Tuomela (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0003

This chapter analyzes several versions of the notions of the I-mode and the we-mode. It also clarifies the central Collectivity Condition explicating a strong version of the “common fate” or “standing and falling together” idea that we-mode groups involve and that underlies the full we-mode and thus the full shared point of view. The other central conceptual ingredients of the we-mode are collective acceptance for the group and collective commitment. The we-mode embodies the group's point of view and gives a group reason for action to the members.

The chapter also contains arguments for the importance of the we-mode, and it surveys most of the arguments for the importance, necessity, and desirability of we-mode thinking and acting that are discussed in detail later in the book.

Keywords:   arguments for the we-mode, collectivity condition, plain I-mode, progroup I-mode, we-mode

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .