No. 2 (2012): Making the Social World: Social Ontology, Collective Intentionality, and Normativity
Session 2. Collective Intentionality and Social Cognition

Is Affective Intentionality Necessarily Irrelevant in Social Cognition?

Published November 27, 2016
Keywords
  • collective affective intentionality,
  • Max Scheler,
  • sympathy
How to Cite
Songhorian, S. (2016). Is Affective Intentionality Necessarily Irrelevant in Social Cognition?. Phenomenology and Mind, (2), 88-96. https://doi.org/10.13128/Phe_Mi-19628

Abstract

The aim of this work is to understand the meaning and the extent of “affective intentionality”, to discover whether or not it is analogous to other concepts of intentionality and if it can play a role in social cognition. I will compare Searle’s conception of intentionality, in particular affective intentionality, with Scheler’s concept of sympathy. The reason for this is that I believe the comparison shows that it is not always necessary to presuppose something to have affective intentionality.

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