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%T Real Team Reasoning
%A Gilbert, Margaret
%J Historical Social Research
%N 3
%P 40-55
%V 48
%D 2023
%K acting together; collective goals; joint commitment; team reasoning
%@ 0172-6404
%X This paper focuses on a kind of reasoning in which the members of a group with a goal of its own may engage, herein referred to as "real team reasoning." Starting with four challenging observations on what is, and is not, involved in acting together towards a group or collective goal, an account of a collective goal that accords with these observations is offered. This account appeals to a joint commitment of the parties, understood as is explained. Several virtues of the account are noted, and it is defended against a methodological objection privileging theoretical parsimony by reference in part to the need to invoke joint commitment in other contexts.
%G en
%9 Zeitschriftenartikel
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