Understanding public organisations: collective intentionality as cooperation

Abstract
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)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index Translate to english
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive Robert Keith Shaw, Understanding public organisations: collective intentionality as cooperation
External links
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
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.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-10-03

Total downloads

84 ( #14,674 of 1,098,638 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

10 ( #18,785 of 1,098,638 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.