4 September 2017, Workshop "From minimal to complex collective actions", Milan, Italy
This workshop aims at bringing together philosophers of mind and action to discuss the interrelation between minimal and complex collective actions from different angles. Questions include (but are not restricted to): What are the minimal criteria for there to be a collective action? How do minimal or basic cases of joint action come into existence and how do they interrelate with more complex cases that may take place in larger groups and in institutional frameworks? Are complex collective actions reducible to a set of minimal collective actions? Are non-human animals able to engage in minimal collective action? What is the developmental basis of minimal and complex collective actions? What are the implications of minimal collective action for social science? What is the contribution of neuroscience to our understanding of collective action?
Keynote Speakers: Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick), Sara Rachel Chant (Tulane University) and Kirk Ludwig (University of Bloomington).