Intentional cooperation and acting as part of a single body

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Intentional cooperation and acting as part of a single body. / Blomberg, Olle.

I: Mind & Language, 2019.

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T1 - Intentional cooperation and acting as part of a single body

AU - Blomberg, Olle

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - According to some accounts, an individual participates in joint intentional cooperative action by virtue of conceiving of him- or herself and other participants as if they were parts of a single agent or body that performs the action. I argue that this notional singularization move fails if they act as if they were parts of a single agent. It can succeed, however, if the participants act as if to bring about the goal of a properly functioning single body in action of which they would be parts. This latter version of the move manages to capture the cooperative character of joint intentional cooperative action. It does this without requiring of participants that they act on higher-order interlocking intentions.

AB - According to some accounts, an individual participates in joint intentional cooperative action by virtue of conceiving of him- or herself and other participants as if they were parts of a single agent or body that performs the action. I argue that this notional singularization move fails if they act as if they were parts of a single agent. It can succeed, however, if the participants act as if to bring about the goal of a properly functioning single body in action of which they would be parts. This latter version of the move manages to capture the cooperative character of joint intentional cooperative action. It does this without requiring of participants that they act on higher-order interlocking intentions.

KW - Intentional cooperation

KW - group-identification

KW - joint commitment

KW - shared cooperative intention

KW - team reasoning

KW - joint intentional action

M3 - Article

JO - Mind and Language

JF - Mind and Language

SN - 0268-1064

ER -