The Embodied Affective Dimension of Collective Intentionality
The aim of this project is to work out a key factor in social coordination processes: the affective dimension of collective intentionality. The major innovation is to conceive collective affective intentionality in terms of embodiment, thereby getting over the shortcomings of current approaches in the field which have their focus on the structures of mental states only. The investigation will draw upon the phenomenological tradition in order to specify the significant role of embodied affective intentionality in social coordination. As a result, the project will contribute to a more adequate conceptualization of social phenomena. The project is funded by a research grant by the German Research Community (DFG) and will run 2015-2017.