Readership: Researchers and advanced students in philosophy and the social sciences.
Christian List, London School of Economics, and Philip Pettit, Princeton University
Christian List is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He works in individual and social choice theory, political philosophy, and the philosophy of social science. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he held research and visiting positions at Oxford, the Australian National University, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Konstanz. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy, a Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellowship, and the 5th Social Choice and Welfare Prize, the latter two awards jointly with Franz Dietrich, for
collaborative work on the theory of judgment aggregation. He is an editor of Economics and Philosophy and an associate editor of Episteme.
Philip Pettit is L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. He works in moral and political philosophy and on related issues in the philosophy of mind and social science. Irish by background and training, he has taught at a number of universities, most prominently at the Australian National University, and is an honorary Professor of Philosophy at Queen's Belfast and the University of Sydney. He holds a number of honorary doctorates and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2010 he won a Guggenheim fellowship and is spending 2010-11 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stanford University. In 2007 Oxford University Press published Common Minds: Themes from the
Philosophy of Philip Pettit, ed. by G.Brennan et al.
"Group Agency is convincing and illuminating." - David-Hillel Ruben, Times Literary Supplement
"Group Agency combines a focus on groups with more general philosophical discussion in a sometimes surprising but always enlightening way" - Times Literary Supplement
"fascinating and enjoyable ... there is much to ponder, and much to learn from, in this lively work." - Thomas H. Smith, Mind
"the judgement aggregation problem is a significant and neglected aspect of group agency, and List and Pettits discussion of this problem is important and enlightening." - Robert Sugden, Economics and Philosophy
I: The Logical Possibility of Group Agents
1: The Conditions of Agency
2: The aggregation of intentional attitudes
3: The structure of group agents
II: The Organizational Design of Group Agents
4: The Epistemic Desideratum
5: The Incentive-Compatibility Desideratum
6: The Control Desideratum
III: The Normative Status of Group Agents
7: Holding Group Agents Responsible
8: Personifying Group Agents
9: Identifying with Group Agents
Philip Pettit interviewed for Philosophy Bites