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Intentional Joint Action: Coordination, Responsibility and Agent’s Knowledge

Many of the things we do intentionally, we do together with others. These intentional joint actions are not mere sets of coordinated individual actions: Two friends going for a walk together are not like two strangers walking in parallel, each trying to avoid colliding with the other. This project aims to improve our understanding of the nature of intentional joint action by focusing on (i) what kind of coordination that is distinctive of the former kind of case; (ii) how our capacity for such coordination is (or is not) related to collective responsibility; and (iii) what distinctive kind of knowledge participants (but not observers) have of what they are doing when they are doing it jointly intentionally. The project is funded by a Mobilex Mobility Grant (DFF – 4089-00091), awarded by the Danish Council for Independent Research and Marie Curie Actions COFUND under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

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Postdoc Olle Blomberg