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Salice, Alessandro; Hffding, Simon; Gallagher, Shaun
Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy
Putting plural self-awareness into practice: the phenomenology of expert musicianship
WOS: 10 ()
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Joint action Practical knowledge Shared intention Pre-reflective self-awareness Expert musicianship
Based on a qualitative study about expert musicianship, this paper distinguishes three ways of interacting by putting them in relation to the sense of agency. Following Pacherie (Phenomenology the Cognitive Sciences 13:2546, 2014), it highlights that the phenomenology of shared agency undergoes a drastic transformation when musicians establish a sense of we-agency. In particular, the musicians conceive of the performance as one single action towards which they experience an epistemic privileged access. The implications of these results for a theory of collective intentionality are discussed by addressing two general questions: When several individuals share an intention, does this fact secure plural self-knowledge? And is it possible to have non-observational knowledge about a collective action? It is claimed that the results drawn from the study about expert musicianship supports negative answers to both questions.
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