This week we first encounter joint action and the second (of two) main question for the whole course: What distinguishes doing something jointly with another person from acting in parallel with them but merely side by side? We will investigate the leading, best developed attempt to answer this question (Bratman, 2014). We will also consider some initial objections to that answer.
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We turn to the question, What distinguishes doing something jointly with another person from acting in parallel with them but merely side by side?
This lecture does not depend on you having studied any previous sections.
In case you missed some of the earlier lectures, this lecture has been written to avoid depending on you having already studied those lectures. After this lecture, you should be able to write a basic essay for one of the questions set for your short essay.
For the minimum course of study, consider only these sections:
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