Corpus ID: 143228361

Groups as Agents

  title={Groups as Agents},
  author={D. Tollefsen},
  • D. Tollefsen
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • In the social sciences and in everyday speech we often talk about groups as if they behaved in the same way as individuals, thinking and acting as a singular being. We say for example that "Google intends to develop an automated car", "the U.S. Government believes that Syria has used chemical weapons on its people", or that "the NRA wants to protect the rights of gun owners". We also often ascribe legal and moral responsibility to groups. But could groups literally intend things? Is there such… CONTINUE READING
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