One step forward, two steps back - not the Tango: comment on Gallotti and Frith
Does it take two to tango? According to Gallotti and Frith , one thing required for joint action is the right psychological attitude, namely ‘mental representations’ in a ‘we-mode’, which they paradoxically describe as both irreducibly collective and belonging to the individual. However, by eschewing the explanatory power of interaction dynamics in favour of individual mental attitudes, the authors are unable to account for how the we-mode functions, gets coordinated, or is even possible.
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