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The Herd Moves? Emergence and Self-Organization in Collective Actors

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dc.contributor.author Beckenkamp, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-15T20:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-15T20:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6332
dc.description.abstract "The perplexity about collective actors is part of the focus of this paper. This is why some of the relevant literature about self-organization will be largely ignored, especially literature that discusses the role of self-organization in the context of the mind-brain debate. The consideration of this debate would becloud the line of arguments of greater pertinence to corporate actors, because besides the interesting questions about 'how emergence comes about' and 'how a whole can be more than its parts' the mind-brain debate concentrates on the seemingly irreconcilable gap between the phenomenological mind and the brain, i.e. the relationship between our firstperson view of our feelings, thoughts, etc. and our third-person (natural scientific) view of the processes in our brain (cf. Roth 1987). Philosophers in this context further develop the notion of 'emergence', for instance, by distinguishing between emergence and supervenience. For the sake of clarity and the conclusiveness of the arguments affecting collective actors, this debate is ignored here (an excellent overview of different fundamental philosophical positions and the respective aporia is given in Wiesendanger, 1987)." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2006/14 en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject self-organization en_US
dc.title The Herd Moves? Emergence and Self-Organization in Collective Actors en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Modeling en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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