20 Aug Draft of a new paper challenging standard accounts of shared intentions
Here is a new draft of a paper on shared intentions. Most theorists analyze a group’s shared intention in terms of coordinated individual intentions of the group. And even those who disagree assume that the intention of a group is exhaustively determined by the attitudes of the members. In this paper I argue that this common assumption is mistaken. In fact, the shared intentions of a group can diverge substantially from the intentions of its members, and instead be determined by other factors altogether. I just presented this paper at Collective Intentionality VIII in Manchester, and presented an earlier version of the paper at the Eastern APA last December. Comments welcome!