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Faces of Intention

Faces of Intention Author Michael Bratman
ISBN-10 0521637279
Release 1999-01-13
Pages 288
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A collection of essays is concerned with deepening our understanding of the notion of intention.



From Individual to Plural Agency

From Individual to Plural Agency Author Kirk Ludwig
ISBN-10 9780198755623
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 320
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Kirk Ludwig develops a novel reductive account of plural discourse about collective action and shared intention. Part I develops the event analysis of action sentences, provides an account of the content of individual intentions, and on that basis an analysis of individual intentional action. Part II shows how to extend the account to collective action, intentional and unintentional, and shared intention, expressed in sentences with plural subjects. On the account developed, collective action is a matter of there being multiple agents of an event and it requires no group agents per se. Shared intention is a matter of agents in a group each intending that they bring about some end in accordance with a shared plan. Thus their participatory intentions (their we-intentions) differ from individual intentions not in their mode but in their content. Joint intentional action then is a matter of a group of individuals successfully executing a shared intention. The account does not reduce shared intention to aggregates of individual intentions. However, it argues that the content of we-intentions can be analyzed wholly in terms of concepts already at play in our understanding of individual intentional action. The account thus vindicates methodological individualism for plural agency. The account is contrasted with other major positions on shared intention and joint action, and defended against objections. This forms the foundation for a reductive account of the agency of mobs and institutions, expressed in grammatically singular action sentences about groups and their intentions, in a second volume.



Concepts of Sharedness

Concepts of Sharedness Author Hans Bernhard Schmid
ISBN-10 9783110327175
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 306
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The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Fifth Conference on Collective Intentionality held at the University of Helsinki August 31 to September 2, 2006 and two additional contributions. The common aim of the papers is to explore the structure of shared intentional attitudes, and to explain how they underlie the social, cultural and institutional world. The contributions to this volume explore the phenomenology of sharedness, the concept of sharedness, and also various aspects of the structure of collective intentionality in general, and of the intricate relations between sharedness and normativity in particular. Concepts of Sharedness shows how rich and lively the philosophical research focused on the analysis of collective intentionality has become, and will provide further inspiration for future work in this rapidly evolving field.



Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Philosophy of the Social Sciences Author C. Mantzavinos
ISBN-10 9781139479820
Release 2009-09-10
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This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in the social sciences. With its unique format guaranteeing a genuine discussion between philosophers and social scientists, this thought-provoking volume extends the frontiers of the field. It will appeal to all scholars and students interested in the interplay between philosophy and the social sciences.



Midwest Studies in Philosophy Shared Intentions and Collective Responsibility

Midwest Studies in Philosophy  Shared Intentions and Collective Responsibility Author Peter A. French
ISBN-10 1405160365
Release 2006-09-14
Pages 280
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This volume of Midwest Studies focuses on the currently hot topic in ethics and action theory of shared intentions and relates it to issues in collective responsibility. Each of the essays in the volume is by an internationally known scholar who has published seminal pieces on various aspects of the concepts of shared intention and collective responsibility. Features all new essays that expand the discussion and invite those interested in the topic to examine a variety of ways for understanding the basic idea and the application of the notion of shared intention to a range of contemporary issues in the ethics of responsibility



Rational and Social Agency

Rational and Social Agency Author Manuel Vargas
ISBN-10 9780199794669
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 256
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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, including Margaret Gilbert, Richard Holton, Christine Korsgaard, Alfred Mele, Elijah Milgram, Kieran Setiya, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Scott Shapiro, Michael Smith, J. David Velleman, R. Jay Wallace. It also contains an introduction by the editors, 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 that breaks new ground and deepens our understanding of the nature of action, rationality, and social agency.



Appearances of the Good

Appearances of the Good Author Sergio Tenenbaum
ISBN-10 9781139461757
Release 2007-01-08
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'We desire all and only those things we conceive to be good; we avoid what we conceive to be bad.' This slogan was once the standard view of the relationship between desire or motivation and rational evaluation. Many critics have rejected this scholastic formula as either trivial or wrong. It appears to be trivial if we just define the good as 'what we want', and wrong if we consider apparent conflicts between what we seem to want and what we seem to think is good. In Appearances of the Good, Sergio Tenenbaum argues that the old slogan is both significant and right, even in cases of apparent conflict between our desires and our evaluative judgements. Maintaining that the good is the formal end of practical inquiry in much the same way as truth is the formal end of theoretical inquiry, he provides a fully unified account of motivation and evaluation.



International journal of philosophical studies

International journal of philosophical studies Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4938994
Release 2001
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Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association Author American Philosophical Association
ISBN-10 UVA:X006147356
Release 1999-09
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Ethics

Ethics Author John Hawthorne
ISBN-10 UVA:X004851475
Release 2004
Pages 426
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Composite action

Composite action Author Sara Rachel Chant
ISBN-10 WISC:89090640301
Release 2004
Pages 102
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Structures of Agency

Structures of Agency Author Michael E. Bratman
ISBN-10 0195345991
Release 2007-01-04
Pages 336
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This is a collection of published and unpublished essays by distinguished philosopher Michael E. Bratman of Stanford University. They revolve around his influential theory, know as the "planning theory of intention and agency." Bratman's primary concern is with what he calls "strong" forms of human agency--including forms of human agency that are the target of our talk about self-determination, self-government, and autonomy. These essays are unified and cohesive in theme, and will be of interest to philosophers in ethics and metaphysics.



Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Author Jonathan L. Kvanvig
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215132841
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 272
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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century. Under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board, it publishes exemplary papers in any area of philosophy of religion.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117254974
Release 1999
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Shared intention reliance and interpersonal obligations

Shared intention  reliance  and interpersonal obligations Author Facundo Martin Alonso
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105210234717
Release 2008
Pages 436
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Perception Knowledge and Belief

Perception  Knowledge and Belief Author Fred Dretske
ISBN-10 0521777429
Release 2000-02-28
Pages 284
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This collection of essays by eminent philosopher Fred Dretske brings together work on the theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind spanning thirty years. The two areas combine to lay the groundwork for a naturalistic philosophy of mind. The essays focus on perception, knowledge, and consciousness. Together, they show the interconnectedness of Dretske's work in epistemology and his more contemporary ideas on philosophy of mind, shedding light on the links which can be made between the two. This collection will be a valuable resource for a wide range of philosophers and their students, and will also be of interest to cognitive scientists, psychologists, and philosophers of biology.



Philosophy in Review

Philosophy in Review Author Peter Byrne
ISBN-10 0802845541
Release 2000
Pages 178
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Peter Byrne takes a critical look at the traditional attempt to interpret religion in moral terms. He discusses the general character of moral interpretation, probes the relation of religion to morality, and assesses historical attempts to reason directly from the basis of morality to the existence of a personal God. His work clearly demonstrates the strengths of a moral approach to religious faith and the surest method for building a cogent moral argument.