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Collectivity and Circularity

Petersson, Björn LU (2008)
Abstract
The common claim that the notion of collective action must figure in the content of the attitudes of the parties to a collective action gives rise to a circularity challenge. Standard responses to this challenge are criticized. This article’s solution exploits a notion of collectivity that does not presuppose intention: a purely causal conception that can be explicated in terms of dispositions and causal agency. Participants in a jointly intentional collective action do not need to possess a stronger notion of collectivity than this. In particular, they do not need to possess the concept of a jointly intentional collective action.
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Concepts of Sharedness - Essays on Collective Intentionality
editor
Schulte-Osterman, Kathinka ; Psarros, Nikos ; Schmid, Hans Bernhard ; ; and
publisher
Ontos Verlag
ISBN
978-3-938793-96-1
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Gruppmoral och individuellt anvar
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English
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yes
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Previously published in Journal of Philosophy 2007
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8a52a06c-17cb-4a57-999d-9f43c63a8413 (old id 755005)
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  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Ontos Verlag},
  title        = {Collectivity and Circularity},
  year         = {2008},
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