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Name  Michael Bratman

Role  Philosopher
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Education  Rockefeller University (1974), Haverford College (1967)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  Intention - Plans - and Practical, Shared Agency: A Planning, Faces of intention, Structures of agency, Shared Intention and Mutu
Similar People  John Perry, J David Velleman, Kenneth Allen Taylor

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Michael E. Bratman (born July 25, 1945) is an American philosopher who is Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University.


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Biography and career

Bratman graduated from Haverford College in 1967 and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at Rockefeller University in 1974, where he worked with Donald Davidson. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1974, where he has taught ever since.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. In 2014, Oxford University Press published a collection of essays on Bratman's work by colleagues and former students, Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman. A review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews remarked that, "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."

Philosophical work

His interests include philosophy of action and moral philosophy. He is best known for his development of the idea that "intention is a distinctive practical attitude marked by its pivotal role in planning for the future." His work in those areas led him to the Belief-Desire-Intention model that is used in many areas, including artificial intelligence, today. Bratman's theory of intentions as plans has also led to a distinctive and widely discussed account of "collective intentionality."


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