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Macrocognition A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality,9780199926275
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Macrocognition A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality



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Author Biography

Bryce Huebner is an associate professor at Georgetown University. He completed a PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and did postdoctoral research in psychology at Harvard University and in the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University (working with Dan Dennett). He has published both theoretical and empirical research, in philosophy and the cognitive sciences. He is currently engaged in research on moral cognition, reinforcement learning, and the possibility of epistemic accountability in distributed cognitive systems.

Table of Contents

Part I: Macrocognition: A new foundation for a theory of collective mentality
1. Why bother with collective mentality?
2. Missteps on the road to macrocognition
3. One step closer on the road to macrocognition
4. A Plausible foundation for macrocognition

Part II: Toward a more complete theory of collective mentality
5. Is collective mentality intuitively implausible?
6. The explanatory superfluity of collective mentality, Part I
7. The explanatory superfluity of collective mentality, Part II
8. Collective selves and collective personhood
9. Different kinds of collective minds
10. Conclusion


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