Friday, May 19, 2023

Pg. 99: Margaret Gilbert's "Life in Groups"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together by Margaret Gilbert.

About the book, from the publisher:
Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together develops and applies the author's perspective on topics she relates to joint commitment. This kind of commitment unifies those who participate in it, guides their actions going forward, and determines their relations to one another in important ways. In particular, it grounds in each of the parties a set of rights and obligations of a central kind. This volume contains thirteen essays, together with a substantial introduction, which serves both to explain joint commitment for those unfamiliar with it and to advance discussion in light of some questions it has prompted, and a reflective conclusion. The essays range over collective beliefs and intentions; rational choice and collective preference; group lies and corporate misbehavior; remorse and other emotions in a group context; rights, obligations, and freedom.
Learn more about Life in Groups at the Oxford University Press website.

The Page 99 Test: Life in Groups.

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