Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents (BOK)

Philip Pettit, Christian List

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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 behaviour of these entities and whether we should treat them as responsible and accountable on the model of individual agents. Group Agency offers a new approach to that question and is relevant, therefore, to a range of fields from philosophy to law, politics, and the social sciences. Christian List and Philip Pettit argue 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 defences of group agency, their account is entirely unmysterious in character and, despite not being technically difficult, is grounded in cutting-edge work in social choice theory, economics, and philosophy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Christian List, Philip Pettit
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199591565
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 24cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 537 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge, Social & political philosophy, Philosophy of mind, Jurisprudence & philosophy of law