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ON CREATING THE SOCIAL WORLD BY COLLECTIVE ACCEPTANCE

By Raimo Tuomela

Abstract

� The approach in the paper is largely a top-down one: A group (that is capable of action qua a group) accepts a goal, view, norm, etc. for itself. Most centrally, by its acceptance the group can create institutions for its use and benefit. � On the member-level this amounts to groupbased collective acceptance as true of something, and this basically consists of its members ’ coming to hold and holding a relevant “we-attitude ” with collective commitment. Collective acceptance 2 � The we-attitude is based either on the intention-family of attitudes (having the world-to-mind direction of fit of semantic satisfaction) or on the belief-family of attitudes (with either the mind-to-worl

Year: 2011
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