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From Plural to Institutional Agency : Collective Action II - by Kirk Ludwig (Hardcover)

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Kirk Ludwig presents a philosophical account of institutional action, such as action by corporations and nation states, arguing that it can be understood exhaustively in terms of the agency of individuals and concepts constructed out of materials that are already at play in our understanding of individual action. He thus argues for a strong form of methodological individualism. The book provides a new account of the logical form of grammatically singular group action sentences (e.g. 'Company laid off 10,000 workers'), and features new analyses of the concepts of a constitutive rule, status function, status role, collective acceptance, and proxy agency. He also provides an analysis of the structure of corporate action, including the status of corporations as legal persons, and of the nature of state action in relation to its citizens. This is the companion volume to FromIndividual to Plural Agency (OUP 2016), extending the multiple-agents account of collective action set out in the earlier volume.
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Kirk Ludwig
Language: English
Street Date: December 26, 2017
TCIN: 53128345
UPC: 9780198789994
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-0049
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