Collective intentionality

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Chapter 7 endnote 10, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is: need a group of people to agree that a concept exists, such as “Flower” or “Cash” or “Happiness.” This shared knowledge is called collective intentionality.

Collective intentionality is a shared understanding of what exists, what’s important, and what actions are required—the goals, values, states of affairs in the world, or, as in this case, the meaning of a phrase or an action.

Collective intentionality actually refers to a broader idea — that minds can share not just understanding but also attention and even beliefs.[1][2][3][4]

See also

Notes on the Notes

  1. Collective intentionality, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  2. Searle, John R. 1995. The Construction of Social Reality. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  3. Searle, John R. 2010. Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization. New York: Oxford University Press.
  4. Tomasello, Michael. 2014. A Natural History of Human Thinking. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.