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Single Idea 20073

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / d. Group intentions]

Full Idea

Bratman has to construe what we think of as shared intentions as not literally involving shared intentions, but as involving interrelating of individual intentions.

Gist of Idea

Bratman has to treat shared intentions as interrelated individual intentions


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 7 'Conclusion')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.111

A Reaction

Stout rejects this, for an account based on adaptability of behaviour. To me, naturalism and sparse ontology favour Bratman (1984) . I like my idea that shared intentions are conditional individual intentions. If the group refuses, I drop the intention.