Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 13, 1999 - Computers - 288 pages
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This collection of essays by one of the most prominent and internationally respected philosophers of action theory is concerned with deepening our understanding of the notion of intention. These essays enrich Bratman's account of commitment involved in intending, and explore its implications for our understanding of temptation and self-control, shared intention and shared cooperative activity, and moral responsibility. This collection will be a valuable resource for a wide range of philosophers and their students, and will also be of interest to social and developmental psychologists, AI researchers, and game and decision theorists.
  

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Contents

Introduction Planning Agents in a Social World
xv
ACCEPTANCE AND STABILITY
13
Practical Reasoning and Acceptance in a Context
15
Planning and Temptation
35
Toxin Temptation and the Stability of Intention
58
SHARED AGENCY
91
Shared Cooperative Activity
93
Shared Intention
109
RESPONSIBILITY AND IDENTIFICATION
163
Responsibility and Planning
165
Identification Decision and Treating as a Reason
185
CRITICAL STUDIES
207
Davidsons Theory of Intention
209
Castaňiedas Theory of Thought and Action
225
Cognitivism about Practical Reason
250
Review of Korsgaards The Sources of Normativity
265

Shared Intention and Mutual Obligation
130
I Intend That We 𝐽
142

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