According to reductionist accounts, intentional joint action can be exhaustively analysed with concepts that are already available and anyway needed for understanding intentional singular action. Most such accounts include a condition that it must be common knowledge between the participants that they have certain intentions and beliefs that causes and coordinates the joint action (a CK-condition). Without such common knowledge, the resulting joint action supposedly isn’t an intentional joint action. I argue that reductionists should reject the CK-condition. Either the CK-condition is unnecessary or else the reductionist fails to account for the target phenomenon of intentional joint action.
|Title of host publication||Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Explanation, Implementation and Simulation|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jul 1|
|Name||Philosophical Studies Series|