A new, systematic theory for the concept of ‘we’
Concepts of collective intentionality appear in the philosophy of mind, social sciences, phenomenology, psychology, and even cognitive neuroscience. Related to subjects of social cognition and the self-identity, it can be discussed from different perspectives, like how groups are formed, or what it means to feel, act, and think as ‘we’. However, some very foundational issues of the relation of ‘we’ to ‘self’ and social cognition remain unresolved. The EU-funded WE project will seek to develop a whole systematic theory of ‘we’ from the multilevel perspective and combine it with a historical scholarship. WE will challenge old boundaries between philosophy and social sciences, enabling new academic approaches toward current urgent societal problems.
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