Contemporary Action Theory, Volume II (Social Action) is concerned with the philosophical and logical aspects of actions performed by several individuals or groups of individuals. The topics dealt with in this volume include collective attitudes (especially joint intentions), cooperation, social norms, and commitments. The contributors are leading experts in the philosophy of social action and artificial intelligence. No comparable collection of papers is currently available.
Preface. Introduction. From Social Imitation to Teamwork; R. Tuomela, M. Bonnevier-Tuomela. I Intend that We J; M.E. Bratman. What Is It for Us to Intend? M. Gilbert. On Team Formation; P.R. Cohen, et al. A Fixed Point Approach to Collective Attitudes; W. Balzer, R. Tuomela. Formalizing the Cooperative Problem Solving Process; M. Wooldridge, N.R. Jennings. Principles of Individual Social Action; C. Castelfranchi. The Place of Vows in the Theory of Bounded Rationality; M.H. Robins. Social Norms; S. Miller. Symmetry Arguments for Cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma; C. Bicchieri, M.S. Green. Communicative Actions; G. Meggle. Weak Commitments; K. Miller, G. Sandu. Why Consequentialism Fails; J. Nida-Rumelin. A Unified View of Plans as Recipes; A.S. Rao. Responsibility for Action in Organisations: A Formal Model; F.A.A. Santos, et al. Index of Names. List of Contributors. Table of Contents of Volume I: Individual Action.