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My paper for Collective Intentionality VII

Some believe that there is a certain kind of direct normative constraint which occurs in collective action; Roth aptly names it ‘Practical intersubjectivity’. In this paper I will firstly set out the contradiction between the existence of practical intersubjectivty and the notion of individual agents as essentially autonomous. I will suggest that we can understand the force of collective intentions over individuals by virtue of the part their having such a force plays in allowing the collective to be a coherent agent. In doing so I will be attempting to apply Bratman’s argument, about the force of intentions for individuals, to collectives. Continue reading

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