Rationality in Collective Action

  title={Rationality in Collective Action},
  author={M. Gilbert},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  pages={17 - 3}
  • M. Gilbert
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Collective action is interpreted as a matter of people doing something together, and it is assumed that this involves their having a collective intention to do that thing together. The account of collective intention for which the author has argued elsewhere is presented. In terms that are explained, the parties are jointly committed to intend as a body that such-and-such. Collective action problems in the sense of rational choice theory—problems such as the various forms of coordination… CONTINUE READING
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