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AuthorTuomela, Raimo. author
TitleCooperation [electronic resource] : A Philosophical Study / by Raimo Tuomela
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2000
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Descript XIII, 436 p. online resource


In Cooperation, A Philosophical Study, Tuomela offers the first comprehensive philosophical theory of cooperation. He builds on such notions a collective and joint goals, mutual beliefs, collective commitments, acting together and acting collectively. The book analyzes the varieties of cooperation, making use of the crucial distinction between group-mode and individual-mode cooperation. The former is based on collective goals and collective commitments, the latter on private goals and commitments. The book discusses the attitudes and the kinds of practical reasoning that cooperation requires and investigate some of the conditions under which cooperation is likely, rationally, to occur. It also shows some of the drawbacks of the standard game-theoretical treatments of cooperation and presents a survey of cooperation research in neighbouring fields. Readership: Essential reading for researchers and graduate students in philosophy. Also of interest to researchers int he social sciences and AI


1. Introducing Social Action and Cooperation -- 2. Collective and Joint Goals -- 3. Cooperative Joint Action -- 4. Cooperation and Collective Goals -- 5. Cooperation, Practical Reasoning, and Communication -- 6. Cooperation in Institutional Context -- 7. Cooperation and Cooperative Game Theory -- 8. The Components of Social Control and Dependence -- 9. Cooperation and Preferences -- 10. Cooperation and the Dilemma of Collective Action -- 11. Rational Cooperation and Collective Reasons -- 12. Long-Term Cooperation -- 13. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index of Names

Philosophy Operations research Decision making Philosophy of mind Artificial intelligence Personality Social psychology Philosophy Philosophy of Mind Philosophy general Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) Operation Research/Decision Theory Personality and Social Psychology


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