Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

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This new essay collection by distinguished philosopher Margaret Gilbert provides a richly textured argument for the importance of joint commitment in our personal and public lives. Topics covered by this diverse range of essays range from marital love to patriotism, from promissory obligation to the unity of the European Union



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Belief and Acceptance as Features of Groups

In everyday discourse people often say that a given group believes such-and-such. The author has previously argued that they are referring to a situation in which the members of the group are jointly committed to believe that such-and-such as a body. Those in this situation are referred to... see more

Collective Epistemology

Philosophical epistemology concerns the nature of knowledge, belief, and other cognitive states. Traditional epistemology focuses on the individual human case, and seeks thus to arrive at general account of knowledge, belief, and so on. This essay argues that epistemology should broaden it... see more

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Margaret Gilbert
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