Joint attention, collective knowledge, and the "we" perspective

Social Epistemology 21 (3):217 – 230 (2007)
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In this paper, I am concerned with the practical aspect of joint attention. In particular, I ask what enables us to engage in joint activities, and go on to suggest that on a representational account of joint attention, this question cannot be satisfactorily answered. I explore John Campbell's "relational" approach and suggest that if one couples it with Peter Hobson's notion of "feeling perception", one may be in a position to account for the action-enabling aspect of joint engagements. This approach can usefully be thought of as describing a practical kind of collective knowledge.

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