Collective obligations, group plans and individual actions

Economics and Philosophy 33 (2):187-214 (2017)

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Allard Tamminga
University of Groningen
Hein Duijf
VU University Amsterdam
Abstract
If group members aim to fulfill a collective obligation, they must act in such a way that the composition of their individual actions amounts to a group action that fulfills the collective obligation. We study a strong sense of joint action in which the members of a group design and then publicly adopt a group plan that coordinates the individual actions of the group members. We characterize the conditions under which a group plan successfully coordinates the group members' individual actions, and study how the public adoption of a plan changes the context in which individual agents make a decision about what to do.
Keywords Collective obligation  Team reasoning  Collective intentionality  Cooperation  Joint action
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DOI 10.1017/s0266267116000213
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