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By Christian von Scheve, Mikko Salmella

ISBN-10: 0199659184

ISBN-13: 9780199659180

Even if collective feelings have a protracted culture in clinical inquiry, for example in mass psychology and the sociology of rituals and social hobbies, their significance for people and the social global hasn't ever been extra visible than long ago a long time. The Arab Spring revolution, the Occupy Wall highway flow, and mass gatherings at song gala's or mega activities occasions truly convey the effect collective feelings have either by way of riding clash and in uniting humans. yet those examples purely exhibit the obvious and glaring different types of collective feelings. Others are extra sophisticated, even if less significant: shared moods, emotional atmospheres, and intergroup feelings are half and parcel of our social lifestyles. even supposing those phenomena move hand in hand with any formation of sociality, they're little understood. additionally, there nonetheless is a big hole in our realizing of person feelings at the one hand and collective emotional phenomena at the different hand.

This publication offers a accomplished evaluation of latest theories and examine on collective feelings. It spans numerous disciplines and brings jointly, for the 1st time, a number of strands of inquiry and updated learn within the examine of collective feelings and comparable phenomena. In targeting conceptual, theoretical, and methodological matters in collective emotion learn, the quantity narrows the space among the wealth of stories on person feelings and inquiries into collective feelings. The e-book catches up with a renewed curiosity into the collective dimensions of feelings and their shut family members, for instance emotional climates, atmospheres, groups, and intergroup feelings. This curiosity is propelled by means of a extra basic raise in learn at the social and interpersonal elements of emotion at the one hand, and by way of traits in philosophy and cognitive technology in the direction of sophisticated conceptual analyses of collective entities and the collective homes of cognition however. The e-book comprises sections on: Conceptual views; Collective Emotion in Face-to-Face Interactions; The Social-Relational size of Collective Emotion; The Social effects of Collective feelings; Group-Based and Intergroup Emotion; Rituals, activities, and Social association; and Collective feelings in on-line Social Systems.

Including contributions from psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, and neuroscience, this quantity is a special and invaluable contribution to the affective sciences literature.

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Such an outburst is clearly not expressive of excitement over Stella’s prize. It is therefore not in the spirit of the collective emotion in question. It may well surprise the others. They are likely to act, however, as if more than a failed prediction is at issue. They may well feel that Alice is doing something wrong: that Alice should not be speaking like this. Indeed, they may well feel that she owed it to them not to do this. They may, in other terms, feel offended against. ” They will take it for granted that they have the standing to rebuke Alice for failing to act in ways expressive of excitement over Stella’s prize.

Is feeling regret” to sound “weird,” but judge statements such as “Acme Corp. is upset about the court’s recent decision,” “Acme Corp. regrets its recent decision” to be “natural,” concluding that it is really the element of “feeling” which people are disinclined to attribute to corporations. However, the difference that really makes the difference may well be the amount of contextual information given in the two kinds of statements. Perhaps the “feeling” version would have been found much more “natural” if REFERENCES some information had been given as to what the ascribed feeling was all about.

Corporate emotions Shared feelings are feelings had by individuals, not feelings had by a group. Thus any account of shared feelings may seem unsuited to make the case for the assumption of corporate emotions. The relation between a shared feeling and a genuine corporate feeling seems to be the same as between a genuine group intention and a joint intention: the joint intention is shared between the individuals, and is thus at the individual level, not at the group’s. List and Pettit (2011) have made this point rather forcefully concerning the relation between shared attitudes and group attitudes, arguing that shared attitudes are really distributive facts about the single participating individuals, while group attitudes are genuinely collective in that they are, in a certain sense, autonomous from (and discontinuous to) the attitudes of the participating individuals, though they supervene on those attitudes, and on the aggregation function.

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