David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Auckland, New Zealand. Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (2011)
This paper introduces the concept of collective intentionality and shows its relevance when we seek to understand public management. Social ontology – particularly its leading concept, collective intentionality – provides critical insights into public organisations. The paper sets out the some of the epistemological limitations of cultural theories and takes as its example of these the group-grid theory of Douglas and Hood. It then draws upon Brentano, Husserl and Searle to show the ontological character of public management. Modern public institutions – such as advisory organisations and service delivery agencies, including schools and universities – are expressions of human collective intentionality. The central concept within these institutions, as a phenomenology reveals, is cooperation. Public institutions are natural structures that emerge from our evolutionary ancestry as cooperative animals and enduringly display all the features of that ancestry.
|Keywords||social ontology public managment universities Searle cultural theory|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jack J. Vromen (2003). Collective Intentionality, Evolutionary Biology and Social Reality. Philosophical Explorations 6 (3):251-265.
Molly Brigid Flynn (2012). A Realer Institutional Reality: Deepening Searle's (De)Ontology of Civilization. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (1):43-67.
J. Krause (2012). Collective Intentionality and the (Re)Production of Social Norms: The Scope for a Critical Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (3):323-355.
Lu Tang (2008). An Integral Model of Collective Action in Organizations and Beyond. Journal of Business Ethics 80 (2):249 - 261.
Deborah Tollefsen, Collective Intentionality. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
F. Hindriks (2013). Restructuring Searle's Making the Social World. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3):373-389.
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (2012). Institutions, Distributed Cognition and Agency: Rule-Following as Performative Action. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (1):21-42.
Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) (2007). Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle's Social Ontology. Springer.
Guglielmo Feis (2012). The “Ought” Implies “Can” Principle: A Challenge to Collective Intentionality. Phenomenology and Mind 2:114-121.
Antti Saaristo (2006). There is No Escape From Philosophy: Collective Intentionality and Empirical Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):40-66.
Rutaichanok Jingjit & Marianna Fotaki (2010). Confucian Ethics and the Limited Impact of the New Public Management Reform in Thailand. Journal of Business Ethics 97 (S1):61-73.
Arend Zomer, Ben Jongbloed & Jürgen Enders (2010). Do Spin-Offs Make the Academics' Heads Spin? Minerva 48 (3):331-353.
Added to index2011-10-03
Total downloads92 ( #14,649 of 1,102,057 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #17,647 of 1,102,057 )
How can I increase my downloads?