The policy-based approach to identification

Philosophical Psychology 20 (1):105 – 125 (2007)
Abstract
In a number of recent papers, Michael Bratman has defended a policy-based theory of identification which represents the most sophisticated and compelling development of a broadly hierarchical approach to the problems about identification which Harry Frankfurt drew our attention to over thirty years ago. Here I first summarize the bare essentials of Bratman's view, and then raise doubts about both its necessity and sufficiency. Finally I consider his objections to rival value-based models, and find those objections to be less compelling than he makes them out to be.
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DOI 10.1080/09515080601096705
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Michael Bratman (1987). Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason. Center for the Study of Language and Information.
Harry G. Frankfurt (2007). The Reasons of Love. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):463-475.

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