Modelling collective belief

@article{Gilbert2004ModellingCB,
  title={Modelling collective belief},
  author={Margaret Gilbert},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={185-204}
}
What is it for a group to believe something? A summative account assumes that for a group to believe that p most members of the group must believe that p. Accounts of this type are commonly proposed in interpretation of everyday ascriptions of beliefs to groups. I argue that a nonsummative account corresponds better to our unexamined understanding of such ascriptions. In particular I propose what I refer to as the ‘joint acceptance’ model of group belief. I argue that group beliefs according to… Expand
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