Intencionalidad y acciones colectivas. Una lectura desde Searle e Isaacs Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Giraldo Ceballos, Laura Ivonne


  • The present text presents a discussion about collective actions. We focus especially on the intentionality that the collectives must have in order to achieve collective action. The text is divided into five parts. In the first we present the proposal of the American philosopher John Searle on what he considers to be collective intentionality. In the second section we present three points that could be considered critical if we accept Searle`s proposal. In view of these critical points we present, in the third part, a second alternative of collectiva intentionality, that tries to overcome them. We will refer to the proposal of the Canadian Tracy Isaacs. In the fourth part we present a discussion regarding what we consider could be the answers that would provide Searle to the criticisms made to his conception of collective intentionality. Finally we will say that despite seeking alternatives, Searle also fails to account for how in well-structured collectives, without cooperation, there may be collective intentions

publication date

  • September 26, 2017 4:09 PM


  • Colective actions
  • Colective intentionality
  • Colective moral responsibility

Document Id

  • 4ccfefa6-e9b9-444a-a485-4fc562d13720