University of Manchester, 28th - 31st August 2012

Collective Intentionality VIII – as the name suggests! – is the eighth in a series of large-scale international events on joint and/or cooperative action, reasoning, decision, intention, attention, and associated mental and agential phenomena, topics that impact on issues in ethics and social ontology and which cross boundaries between philosophy, psychology, AI, economics, and political theory. Previous events in the series have been hosted by the Universities of Basel (2010), Berkeley (2008), Helsinki (2006), Siena (2004), Rotterdam (2002), Leipzig (2000) and Munich (1999). This will be the first in the series hosted in the UK, and we are proud to announce that the University of Manchester has been selected to host the event.

Programme (invited speakers)

Michael Tomasello (Leipzig): Cooperation and human cognition
Michael Bratman (Stanford): Shared deliberation
Kit Fine (NYU): Response dependence and joint intention
Margaret Gilbert (UC Irvine): "Saving the appearances" with joint commitment
The cognitive psychology of joint action:
Stephen Butterfill (Warwick), Guenther Knoblich (CEU), Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod)
Cooperative action and reasoning (a special SINTELNET symposium):
Nick Bardsley (Reading), A. J. Julius (UCLA), Raimo Tuomela (Helsinki)
Plurals and collectivity:
Kirk Ludwig (Indiana), Alex Oliver (Cambridge), Thomas Smith (Manchester)
Empathy and fellow-feeling:
Pierre Jacob (Jean Nicod), Hans Bernhard Schmid (Vienna), Joel Smith (Manchester)

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the European Network for Social Intelligence, the Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society, Mind and Language, the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester Philosophy DA, and School of Social Sciences