9780195106459-0195106458-The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society, and Politics

The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society, and Politics

ISBN-13: 9780195106459
ISBN-10: 0195106458
Author: Pettit, Philip
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 402 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195106459
ISBN-10: 0195106458
Author: Pettit, Philip
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 402 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pettit, Philip wrote The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society, and Politics comprising 402 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195106458 and 9780195106459. Since then The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society, and Politics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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What makes human beings intentional and thinking subjects? How does their intentionality and thought connect with their social nature and their communal experience? How do the answers to these questions shape the assumptions which it is legitimate to make in social explanation and political evaluation? These are the broad-ranging issues which Pettit addresses in this novel study. The Common Mind argues for an original way of marking off thinking subjects, in particular human beings, from other intentional systems, natural and artificial. It holds by the holistic view that human thought requires communal resources while denying that this social connection compromises the autonomy of individuals. And, in developing the significance of this view of social subjects--this holistic individualism--it outlines a novel framework for social and political theory. Within this framework, social theory is allowed to follow any of a number of paths: space is found for intentional interpretation and decision-theoretic reconstruction, for structural explanation and rational choice derivation. But political theory is treated less ecumenically. The framework raises serious questions about contractarian and atomistic modes of thought and it points the way to a republican rethinking of liberal commitments.

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