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Shared Intentions, Loose Groups, and Pooled knowledge

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Roy, Olivier ; Schwenkenbecher, Anne:
Shared Intentions, Loose Groups, and Pooled knowledge.
In: Synthese. (2020) .
ISSN 1573-0964

Project information

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Part of both authors's work on this paper has been supported by the DFG program for starting of an international collaboration (RO-4548/3-1). Part of Olivier Roy's work on this project has also been supported by the DFG-GACR joint project "From Shared Evidence to Group Attitudes" (RO-4548/6-1).

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We study shared intentions in what we call “loose groups”. These are groups that lack a codified organizational structure, and where the communication channels between group members are either unreliable or not completely open. We start by formulating two desiderata for shared intentions in such groups. We then argue that no existing account meets these two desiderata, because they assume either too strong or too weak an epistemic condition, that is, a condition on what the group members know and believe about what the others intend, know, and believe. We propose an alternative, pooled knowledge, and argue that it allows formulating conditions on shared intentions that meet the two desiderata.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: Forthcoming
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Lehrstuhl Philosophie I > Chair Philosophy I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Olivier Roy
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy and psychology > 120 Epistemology
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 07:28
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 07:28
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/51738