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Three kinds of collective attitudes

List, Christian (2014) Three kinds of collective attitudes. Erkenntnis, 79 (9 Supp). pp. 1601-1622. ISSN 0165-0106

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This paper offers a comparison of three different kinds of collective attitudes: aggregate, common, and corporate attitudes. They differ not only in their relationship to individual attitudes-e.g., whether they are "reducible" to individual attitudes-but also in the roles they play in relation to the collectives to which they are ascribed. The failure to distinguish them can lead to confusion, in informal talk as well as in the social sciences. So, the paper's message is an appeal for disambiguation.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Springer Science & Business Media Dordrecht.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 14:35

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