Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency

Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency

by Michael E. Bratman
     
 
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

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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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" Faces of Intention is a fine collection of essays covering Michael Bratman's work on intention and agency between 1992 and 1998, along with four critical reviews published between 1983 and 1998." Dialogue 40/2

"Michael Bratman's new book is a very good piece of work. Clearly written, philosophically sophisticated, and admirably fair to contrary points of view, it is worthy of both attentive study and careful critique." Philosophy and Phenomenological

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521631310
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/13/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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