Collective obligations, group plans and individual actions

Tamminga, A. & Duijf, H. 2016 In : Economics and Philosophy.

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics and Philosophy
StateE-pub ahead of print - 2016


  • collective obligation, team reasoning, collective intentionality, cooperation, joint action

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