Minimal Authorship (of Sorts)

Philosophical Studies 154 (3):373-387 (2011)
I propose a minimal account of authorship that specifies the fundamental nature of the author-relation and its minimal domain composition in terms of a three-place causal-intentional relation holding between agents and sort-relative works. I contrast my account with the minimal account tacitly held by most authorship theories, which is a two-place relation holding between agents and works simpliciter. I claim that only my view can ground productive and informative principled distinctions between collective production and collective authorship.
Keywords Authorship  Appropriation  Works  Collaboration  Authors
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9525-0
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