How does it feel to act together?


Authors
Elisabeth Pacherie
Institut Jean Nicod
Abstract
This paper on the phenomenology of joint agency proposes a foray into a little explored territory at the intersection of two very active domains of research: joint action and sense of agency. I explore two ways in which our experience of joint agency may differ from our experience of individual agency. First, the mechanisms of action specification and control involved in joint action are typically more complex than those present in individual actions, since it is crucial for joint action that people coordinate their plans and actions. I discuss the implications that these coordination requirements might have for the strength of the sense of agency an agent may experience for a joint action. Second, engagement in joint action may involve a transformation of agentive identity and a partial or complete shift from a sense of self-agency to a sense of we-agency. I discuss several factors that may contribute to shaping our sense of agentive identity in joint action
Keywords Joint action  Coordination processes  Sense of joint agency  Agentive identity
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11097-013-9329-8
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 41,524
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Illusion of Conscious Will.Daniel Wegner - 2004 - Mind 113 (449):218-221.

View all 50 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Simulation and the We-Mode. A Cognitive Account of Plural First Persons.Matteo Bianchin - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (4-5):442-461.

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Naturalizing Joint Action: A Process-Based Approach.Deborah Tollefsen & Rick Dale - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology 25 (3):385-407.
Self‐Agency.Elisabeth Pacherie - 2010 - In Shaun Gallagher (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford University Press.
Joint Agency: Intersubjectivity, Sense of Control, and the Feeling of Trust.Axel Seemann - 2009 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 52 (5):500-515.
The Sense of Control and the Sense of Agency.Elisabeth Pacherie - 2007 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 13:1 - 30.
Let’s Pretend!: Children and Joint Action.Deborah Tollefsen - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (1):75-97.
Joint Actions and Group Agents.Philip Pettit & David Schweikard - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):18-39.
Joint Attention in Joint Action.Anika Fiebich & Shaun Gallagher - 2013 - Philosophical Psychology 26 (4):571-87.
Early Developments in Joint Action.Celia A. Brownell - 2011 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):193-211.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-06-13

Total views
107 ( #70,606 of 2,248,789 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
22 ( #34,428 of 2,248,789 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature