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Faces of Intention

Faces of Intention
Selected Essays on Intention and Agency

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521637275

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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.

    • Main selling point is author - one of the most prominent and internationally respected philosophers of action. He has made the theory of intention very much his own field
    • Some crossover interest to psychologists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521637275
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 143 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: planning agents in a social world
    Part I. Acceptance and Stability:
    2. Practical reasoning and acceptance in a context
    3. Planning and temptation
    4. Toxin, temptation, and the stability of intention
    Part II. Shared Agency:
    5. Shared cooperative activity
    6. Shared intention
    7. Shared intention and mutual obligation
    8. I intend that we J
    Part III. Responsibility and Identification:
    9. Responsibility and planning
    10. Identification, decision, and treating as a reason
    Part IV. Critical Studies:
    11. Davidson's theory of intention
    12. Castañeda's theory of thought and action
    13. Cognitivism about practical reason
    14. Critical study of Korsgaard's The Sources of Normativity.

  • Author

    Michael E. Bratman, Stanford University, California

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