Organon F

Volume 28, November 2021, Issue 4, Pages 819–844

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Epistemic Foundations of Salience-Based Coordination

Vojtěch Zachník


This paper aims to assess current theoretical findings on the origin of coordination by salience and suggests a way to clarify the existing framework. The main concern is to reveal how different coordination mechanisms rely on specific epistemic aspects of reasoning. The paper highlights the fact that basic epistemic assumptions of theories diverge in a way that makes them essentially distinctive. Consequently, recommendations and predictions of the traditional views of coordination by salience are, in principle, based on the processes related to the agent’s presumptions regarding the cognitive abilities of a co-player. This finding implies that we should consider these theories as complementary, and not competitive, explanations of the same phenomenon.


Coordination; correct belief; epistemic symmetry; rationality; salience.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)


Vojtěch Zachník


University of Hradec Králové


Faculty of Philosophy, University of Hradec Králové, Rokitanského 62, 500 03 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic


About this article


4 April 2019


19 October 2020

Published online

3 January 2021


Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

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Zachník, V. (2021). Epistemic Foundations of Salience-Based Coordination. Organon F28(4), 819–844.


Zachník, Vojtěch. 2021. "Epistemic Foundations of Salience-Based Coordination." Organon F 28 (4): 819–844.


Zachník, V. (2021). Epistemic Foundations of Salience-Based Coordination. Organon F, 28(4), pp. 819–844.

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