David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):261-277 (2011)
This paper examines the idea of an extended unit of action, which is the idea that the reasons for or against an individual action can depend on the qualities of a larger pattern of action of which it is a part. One concept of joint action is that the unit of action can be extended in this sense. But the idea of an extended unit of action is surprisingly minimal in its commitments. The paper argues for this conclusion by examining uses of the idea of an extended unit of action in four theoretical contexts. It also explains why the idea of an extended unit of action need not involve magical thinking, and discusses possible replies to an objection based on a worry about recklessness
|Keywords||Philosophy Philosophy of Mind Developmental Psychology Philosophy of Science Cognitive Psychology Epistemology Neurosciences|
|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
Derek Parfit (2011). On What Matters. Oxford University Press.
Brad Hooker (2000). Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality. Oxford University Press.
Michael Bacharach (2006). Beyond Individual Choice: Teams and Frames in Game Theory. Princeton University Press.
S. L. Hurley (1989). Natural Reasons: Personality and Polity. Oxford University Press.
Michael J. Zimmerman (1996). The Concept of Moral Obligation. Cambridge University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Doug Mann (1999). The Limits of Instrumental Rationality in Social Explanation. Critical Review 13 (1-2):165-189.
Mark Rowlands (2006). The Normativity of Action. Philosophical Psychology 19 (3):401-416.
David-Hillel Ruben (2010). The Causal and Deliberative Strength of Reasons for Action. In J. Aguilar & A. Buckareff (eds.), Causing Human Action: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action. Bradford
Michael Schmid (1988). The Idea of Rationality and its Relationship to Social Science: Comments on Popper's Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Inquiry 31 (4):451 – 469.
Duncan Macintosh (2007). Reasons and Purposes: Human Rationality and the Teleological Explanation of Action - By G.F. Schueler. Philosophical Books 48 (1):86-88.
Olle Blomberg (2011). Socially Extended Intentions-in-Action. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):335-353.
Stephen Andrew Butterfill & Natalie Sebanz (2011). Editorial: Joint Action: What Is Shared? [REVIEW] Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):137-146.
Christopher Woodard (2003). Group-Based Reasons for Action. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (2):215-229.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads304 ( #6,768 of 1,796,306 )
Recent downloads (6 months)75 ( #6,757 of 1,796,306 )
How can I increase my downloads?