Congratulations to Professor Emerita Margaret Gilbert for her accomplishments as the 2023 – 2024 President of the APA Pacific Division, publishing her new book this year, and being interviewed on The Phi Beta Kappa Society podcast!
Check out Dr. Gilbert’s new book, Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together here!
How We Think, Feel, and Act Together
Listen to The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s podcast where Dr. Gilbert is featured with Michael Bratman as winners of the APA Lebowitz Prize in 2019.
Two Philosophers Ponder What It Means to Act Together
Check out Professor Emerita Margaret Gilbert’s new published work Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together.
Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together develops and applies the author’s perspective on topics she relates to joint commitment. This kind of commitment unifies those who participate in it, guides their actions going forward, and determines their relations to one another in important ways. In particular, it grounds in each of the parties a set of rights and obligations of a central kind. This volume contains thirteen essays, together with a substantial introduction, which serves both to explain joint commitment for those unfamiliar with it and to advance discussion in light of some questions it has prompted, and a reflective conclusion. The essays range over collective beliefs and intentions; rational choice and collective preference; group lies and corporate misbehavior; remorse and other emotions in a group context; rights, obligations, and freedom.
Emerita Professor Ruth Milliakn will deliver the 2022 Sanders Lecture at the 119th Meeting of the APA Central Division. The annual Sanders Lecture was established in 2013 to honor a distinguished scholar in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology who engages the analytic tradition. The paper is titled “40,000 Words in 14 Years” and is scheduled on Thursday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.–Noon.