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Author List, Christian, author
Title Group agency : the possibility, design, and status of corporate agents / Christian List and Philip Pettit
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  128.4 L6961 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101401605
 人文社會聯圖  B105.A35 L57 2011    DUE 06-30-22    30660020085028
Descript ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-229 and indexes
The condition of agency -- The aggregation of intentional attitudes -- The structure of group agents -- The epistemic desideratum -- The incentive-compatibility desideratum -- The control desideratum -- Holding group agents responsible -- Personifying group agents -- Identifying with group agents
Are companies, churches, and states genuine agents? Or are they just collections of individual agents that give a misleading impression of unity? This question is important, since the answer dictates how we should explain the behavior of these entities and whether we should treat them as responsible and accountable on the model of individual agents. This book offers a new approach to that question, arguing that there really are group or corporate agents, over and above the individual agents who compose them, and that a proper approach to the social sciences, law, morality, and politics must take account of this fact. Unlike some earlier defenses of group agency, this account is entirely non-mysterious in character and, despite not being technically difficult, is grounded in cutting-edge work in social choice theory, economics, and philosophy
Subject Agent (Philosophy)
Group identity
Social choice
Juristic persons
Alt Author Pettit, Philip, 1945-
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