Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman

2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press,
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2015.03.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Manuel Vargas and Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman, Oxford University Press, 2014, 360pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199794515. Reviewed by Sarah K. Paul, University of Wisconsin-Madison All who take an interest in the contemporary philosophy of action should form a plan to read this excellent collection, or perhaps even a shared intention to assemble a reading group. Our very understanding of what it is to form a plan or shared intention is owed in no small part to Michael Bratman's massively influential body of work, and is further advanced by the eleven papers in this Festschrift. All the papers except J. David Velleman's are new. Bratman replies to each contributor and also gives a crisp statement of his current view on the relationship between planning agency, rationality, and normativity. The contributions fall naturally into thematic groups, in light of. . .

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