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THE NORMATIVE STANDING OF GROUP AGENTS

Briggs, Rachael

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Christian List and Philip Pettit (henceforth LP) argue that groups of people can be agents � beings that believe, desire and act. Their account combines a non-reductive realist view of group attitudes, on which groups literally have attitudes that cannot be analyzed in terms of the attitudes of their members, with methodological individualism, on which good explanations of group-level phenomena should not posit forces above individual attitudes and behaviors. I then discuss the main...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72216
Source: Episteme
DOI: 10.1017/epi.2012.17

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