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From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action I

Kirk Ludwig


This book develops a novel reductive account of plural discourse about collective action and shared intention. Part I develops the event analysis of action sentences, provides an account of the content of individual intentions, and on that basis an analysis of individual intentional action. Part II shows how to extend the account to collective action, intentional and unintentional, and shared intention expressed in sentences with plural subjects. On the account developed, collective action is a matter of there being multiple agents of an event and it requires no group agents per se. Shared int ... More

Keywords: collective action, shared intention, joint intentional action, group agents, we-intentions, methodological individualism, plural agency, plural subjects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirk Ludwig, author
Indiana University