A hard choice for Tomasello

Philip Pettit, Philip Pettit

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Michael Tomasello explains the human sense of obligation by the role it plays in negotiating practices of acting jointly and the commitments they underwrite. He draws in his work on two models of joint action, one from Michael Bratman, the other from Margaret Gilbert. But Bratman's makes the explanation too difficult to succeed, and Gilbert's makes it too easy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere81
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 20 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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