Una prospettiva naturalistica sulla costruzione del consenso: i processi decisionali negli animali umani e non umani / A naturalistic view on the consensus-construction: the decision-making processes in human and non-human animals

  • Antonino Pennisi
  • Santina Giannone
  • Laura Giallongo
Keywords: social cognition, biopolitic, animal consensus, leadership, ecological rationality

Abstract

The dynamics concerning power aroused particular attention to the social and political studies focusing, in particular, on the consensus-construction and its organization. The rhetoric of power is one the most debated issues of the sapiens political system; it represents the summa of personal and group strategies, experiences and objectives. The communication between individuals of the same rank also exists in the remaining animal world, which compares with power and consensus dynamics in a less evident way but, equally decisive. The relationships between conspecifics, especially among primates, are strongly influenced by the rank difference and the dynamics for the achievement and maintenance of consensus as confirmed by the biopolitics studies which have been reformulating a strongly deterministic view of the animal societies. Our researches are set in this context of studies to explore the power management in animal societies and the ethological “rhetoric” of consensus, which as we attempt to demonstrate here, is strongly influenced by the social capacity to mediate the conflicts and acquire a useful role in terms of social service as interpreter of the ecological rationality inspirer of the group decisions. It is in this process where the construction of the ethological context leadership happens.

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Pennisi, A., Giannone, S. and Giallongo, L. (1) “Una prospettiva naturalistica sulla costruzione del consenso: i processi decisionali negli animali umani e non umani / A naturalistic view on the consensus-construction: the decision-making processes in human and non-human animals”, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 00. Available at: http://www.rifl.unical.it/index.php/rifl/article/view/389 (Accessed: 20May2024).
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