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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.



Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

Praxiology and the Reasons for Action Author Piotr Makowski
ISBN-10 9781351497176
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 240
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This volume explores two traditions in practical philosophy: action theory, which concerns the nature of motivation for human action, and praxiology, the study of human action. By bringing different perspectives together, the volume strives to contribute to the international debate on theories of reasons for action as a philosophy of action.The volume consists of three main parts. The first part, "Reasons for Action," bridges the gap between reasons for action theories and praxiology. The second part of the volume, titled "Theories of Action," explores philosophical approaches to action. Finally, in the third part, "Applications," the contributors show several ways of applying praxiological ways of thinking and acting to the problems of reflection assessment, solving action incompleteness, and knowledge management.The ultimate goal of this volume is to broaden the scientific view of action: to establish a perspective on action that is permeated by moral theories on the one hand, and accounts focused on efficiency and economy of action on the other hand. This work is the newest volume in Transaction's Praxiology series.



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.



Tadeusz Kotarbi ski s Action Theory

Tadeusz Kotarbi  ski   s Action Theory Author Piotr Tomasz Makowski
ISBN-10 9783319400518
Release 2017-01-11
Pages 244
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The book introduces Tadeusz Kotarbiński’s philosophy of action into the mainstream of contemporary action-theoretical debates. Piotr Makowski shows that Kotarbiński–Alfred Tarski’s teacher and one of the most important philosophers of the renowned Lvov-Warsaw school—proposed a groundbreaking, original, and (in at least a few respects) still fresh perspective in action theorizing. The book examines and develops Kotarbiński’s ideas in the context of the most recent discussions in the philosophy of action. The main idea behind Kotarbiński’s action theory—and thus, behind this book—is the significance of the philosophical investigations of the general conditions of effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of intentional actions. Makowski presents and reinterprets Kotarbiński’s views on these dimensions of our activities and sheds new light on the most important areas of action theory.



Reasons and Intentions

Reasons and Intentions Author Bruno Verbeek
ISBN-10 0754660044
Release 2008
Pages 243
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Reasons and Intentions addresses a central issue in contemporary action theory and moral psychology: the relation between the intention to act and the reasons for action. Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars in the field address this question and its implications for our thinking about rationality and moral agency. This book is a valuable state-of-the-art resource and will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers working in the field.



Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality

Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality Author Carlos Mauro
ISBN-10 9781443850032
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 175
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This volume brings together leading scholars in the study of practical rationality and human action – namely, Alfred Mele, Hugh McCann, Michael Bratman, George Ainslie, Daniel Hausman and Joshua Knobe. They were interviewed by the editors in a project based at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto structured around the questions: 1) In your view, what are the most central (or important) problems in the philosophy of action? 2) For some or all of the following – action, agency, agent – what do they contrast with most significantly? 3) Which of these are liable to be rational/irrational? 4) In what sense is the thing to do to be decided by what is rational? Are there limits of rationality? 5) What explains action, and how? What is the role of deliberation in rationality? 6) How is akrasia possible (if you think it is)? 7) How do you think your own work has contributed to the field? What are your plans for future research? The outcome is of great interest, not only for philosophers, but also for economists, psychologists, political scientists and sociologists.



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



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.



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.



International journal of philosophical studies

International journal of philosophical studies Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4938994
Release 2001
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Composite action

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



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.



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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Intention Plans and Practical Reason

Intention  Plans  and Practical Reason Author Michael Bratman
ISBN-10 1575861925
Release 1987
Pages 200
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Bratman develops a planning theory of intention in this book.



Ethics

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