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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 915–918 | Cite as

Kirk Ludwig: From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action, Volume I

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardback (ISBN 978-0198755623) € 60,98 336 pp.
  • Mattias GunnemyrEmail author
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In what I assume will be an important work within this debate in the coming years, Kirk Ludwig gives an account of collective intentional action. He proceeds by considering the logic of action sentences. In the first part of the book he analyses singular action sentences, such as:

I sang the national anthem.

(individual action)

I intend to sing the national anthem.

(individual intention)

I sang the national anthem intentionally.

(individual intentional action)

 

(Ludwig, 2016, p. 8)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLund UniversityLundSweden

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