Structures of Agency: Essays

Structures of Agency: Essays

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This is a collection of published and unpublished essays by distinguished philosopher Michael E. Bratman of Stanford University.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. Bratmans 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.(69) Nozick later puts this idea as follows: The selfa#39;s conception of itself will be, in the terms of the closest continuer theory, ... for a closest continuer theory of personal identity is partially provided by the person herself, in her a€œselfconception .

Title:Structures of Agency: Essays
Author:Michael E. Bratman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2007-01-04


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