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Rational and social agency : the philosophy of Michael Bratman

Author: Manuel Vargas; Gideon Yaffe; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Michael Bratman's work has been unusually influential, with significance in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, computer science, law, and primatology. This is a collection of critical essays by some of contemporary philosophy's most distinguished figures, with an editorial introduction situating Bratman's work and its broader significance. The essays in this volume engage with ideas and themes prominent in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rational and social agency.
(DLC) 2013041578
Named Person: Michael Bratman; Michael Bratman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Vargas; Gideon Yaffe; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199345229 0199345228 9780199794669 0199794669
OCLC Number: 880245317
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Richard Holton "Intention as a Model of Belief" ; 3. Alfred Mele "The Single Phenomenon View and Experimental Philosophy" ; 4. Kieran Setiya "Intention, Plans, and Ethical Rationalism" ; 5. J. David Velleman "What Good is a Will?" ; 6. R. Jay Wallace "Reasons, Policies, and the Real Self: Bratman on Identification" ; 7. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord and Michael Smith "Desires ... and Beliefs ... of One's Own" ; 8. Elijah Milgram "Segmented Agency" ; 9. Christine M. Korsgaard "The Normative Constitution of Agency" ; 10. Margaret Gilbert "The Nature of Agreements: A Solution to Some Puzzles About Claim-Rights and Joint Intention" ; 11. Scott J. Shapiro "Massively Shared Agency" ; 12. Michael E. Bratman "Rational and Social Agency: Reflections and Replies" ; Index
Responsibility: Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe.
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Michael Bratman's work has been unusually influential, with significance in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, computer science, law, and primatology. This is a collection of critical essays by some of contemporary philosophy's most distinguished figures, with an editorial introduction situating Bratman's work and its broader significance. The essays in this volume engage with ideas and themes prominent in Bratman's work. The volume also includes a lengthy reply by Bratman, which breaks new ground and deepens our understanding of the nature of action, rationality, and social agency.

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