An Account of Boeschian Cooperative Behaviour

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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.


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  • University of Copenhagen
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  • Philosophy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplanation, Implementation and Simulation
EditorsCatrin Misselhorn
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15515-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15514-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NamePhilosophical Studies Series

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