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MacrocognitionA Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality$
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Bryce Huebner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199926275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.001.0001

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Why Bother with Collective Mentality?

Why Bother with Collective Mentality?

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(p.3) 1 Why Bother with Collective Mentality?
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Macrocognition
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Bryce Huebner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.003.0001

Although many philosophers and cognitive science are doctrinally hostile to the possibility of collective mentality, claims about 'group minds' have played a prominent role in the history of philosophy and psychology. This chapter presents a series of ten cases where it has seemed plausible to posit collective mentality; these cases are used to motivate an initial sketch of the argument for a macrocognitive approach to collective mentality. A brief sketch of the books structure is also provided.

Keywords:   Group minds, Cognitive calisthenics, Psychological explanation, Kinds of minds

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