Acting As a Group Member
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Much of human life consists of acting in a group context. We are members of several social groups Â– small social groups, organizations, nations, states, etc. As to groups, some of them are capable of action, e.g. teams and task groups, organizations, and states. Such group action is action as a group (in contrast to the group members just acting separately and as private persons toward a shared goal, for instance). Groups can only act through their membersÂ’ actions. To give an example, a group of peace demonstrators gets the permission to march in the streets but is later accused of demolishing property due to some membersÂ’ lack of commitment to the groupÂ’s rules. These kinds of situations indicate that there is a need to take a closer look at what acting as a group member and what group membersÂ’ collective commitment involve and presuppose. I will below elucidate these notions in several different ways and try to show for which situations the various analyses are adequate.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Raimo Tuomela (2005). Cooperation and Trust in Group Context. Mind and Society 4 (1):49-84.
Raimo Tuomela (1992). Group Beliefs. Synthese 91 (3):285-318.
Philip Pettit & David Schweikard (2006). Joint Actions and Group Agents. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):18-39.
Margaret Gilbert (1997). Group Wrongs and Guilt Feelings. Journal of Ethics 1 (1):65-84.
Raimo Tuomela (1995). The Importance of Us: A Philosophical Study of Basic Social Notions. Stanford University Press.
Patrick Simonetta (1998). Equivalence Elementaire Et Decidabilite Pour Des Structures du Type Groupe Agissant Sur Un Groupe Abelien. Journal of Symbolic Logic 63 (4):1255-1285.
Daniel M. Hausman (2007). Group Risks, Risks to Groups, and Group Engagement in Genetics Research. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 17 (4):351-369.
Nicholas S. Thompson (2000). Shifting the Natural Selection Metaphor to the Group Level. Behavior and Philosophy 28 (1/2):83 - 101.
Frank O. Wagner (1991). Small Stable Groups and Generics. Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (3):1026-1037.
Virginia Held (2002). Group Responsibility for Ethnic Conflict. Journal of Ethics 6 (2):157-178.
Stephen Bigelow (1998). Supplements of Bounded Permutation Groups. Journal of Symbolic Logic 63 (1):89-102.
Patrick Simonetta (1997). Une Correspondance Entre Anneaux Partiels Et Groupes. Journal of Symbolic Logic 62 (1):60-78.
Kwame Anthony Appiah (2011). “Group Rights” and Racial Affirmative Action. Journal of Ethics 15 (3):265-280.
Martha Nussbaum (2003). The Complexity of Groups: A Comment on Jorge Valadez. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (1):57-69.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads50 ( #81,118 of 1,790,397 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #269,116 of 1,790,397 )
How can I increase my downloads?