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Title: Epistemic Conditions for Collective Action
Author: Chant, Sara Rachel; Ernst, Zachary
Keywords: interactive knowledge
Robert Aumann
Date: 2008-07
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Mind 117 (467): 549-573.
Abstract: Writers on collective action are in broad agreement that in order for a group of agents to form a collective intention, the members of that group must have beliefs about the beliefs of the other members. But in spite of the fact that this so-called 'interactive knowledge' is central to virtually every account of collective intention, writers on this subject have not offered a detailed account of the nature of interactive knowledge. In this paper, we argue that such an account is necessary for any adequate analysis of collective intention. Furthermore, we argue that an application of Robert Aumann's theory of interactive knowledge may be used to address several puzzling features of collective intention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10695
ISSN: 0026-4423

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