A Philosophical Study

  • Raimo¬†Tuomela

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 26-71
  3. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 72-107
  4. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 108-140
  5. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 165-194
  6. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 195-211
  7. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 232-255
  8. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 298-340
  9. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 341-367
  10. Raimo Tuomela
    Pages 368-379
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 380-436

About this book


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.


Institution artificial intelligence communication control philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Raimo¬†Tuomela
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5411-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9594-0
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