Team reasoning and intentional cooperation for mutual benefit

Sugden, Robert (2014) Team reasoning and intentional cooperation for mutual benefit. Journal of Social Ontology, 1 (1). 143–166. ISSN 2196-9663

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This paper proposes a concept of intentional cooperation for mutual benefit. This concept uses a form of team reasoning in which team members aim to achieve common interests, rather than maximising a common utility function, and in which team reasoners can coordinate their behaviour by following pre-existing practices. I argue that a market transaction can express intentions for mutually beneficial cooperation even if, extensionally, participation in the transaction promotes each party’s self-interest.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2014, Robert Sugden, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Uncontrolled Keywords: team reasoning,mutual benefit,cooperation,collective intention,social preference
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 14:24
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 21:31
DOI: 10.1515/jso-2014-0006

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