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  1. Michael E. Bratman (2014). Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together. Oup Usa.
    Human beings act together in characteristic ways that matter to us a great deal. This book explores the conceptual, metaphysical and normative foundations of such sociality. It argues that appeal to the planning structures involved in our individual, temporally extended agency provides substantial resources for understanding these foundations of our sociality.
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  2. Michael E. Bratman (2014). Temptation and the Agent's Standpoint. Inquiry 57 (3):293-310.
    Suppose you resolve now to resist an expected temptation later while knowing that once the temptation arrives your preference or evaluative assessment will shift in favor of that temptation. Are there defensible norms of rational planning agency that support sticking with your prior intention in the face of such a shift at the time of temptation and in the absence of relevant new information? This article defends the idea that it might be rational to stick with your prior intention in (...)
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  3. Michael E. Bratman (2013). The Interplay of Intention and Reason. Ethics 123 (4):657-672.
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  4. Michael E. Bratman (2013). Yaffe on Criminal Attempts. Legal Theory 19 (2):101-113.
    Central to Gideon Yaffe's powerful theory of the legitimate criminalization of unsuccessful attempts is his according to which, I argue that this principle, taken together with Yaffe's theory of the nature of attempts, threatens to lead to a normatively problematic conclusion in support of the legitimate criminalization of attempts that are merely a matter of thinking and do not involve action in the public space. And I argue that Yaffe's efforts to block this conclusion are themselves problematic. This leads to (...)
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  5. Michael E. Bratman (2012). Constructivism, Agency, and the Problem of Alignment. In Jimmy Lenman & Yonatan Shemmer (eds.), Constructivism in Practical Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 81.
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  6. Michael E. Bratman (2012). Time, Rationality, and Self-Governance. Philosophical Issues 22 (1):73-88.
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  7. Michael E. Bratman (2011). Intention Rationality. Philosophical Explorations 12 (3):227-241.
    The practical thought of planning agents is subject to distinctive rationality norms. In particular, there are norms of intention consistency and of means-end coherence. I discuss the normative significance of these norms and their relation to practical reasons. I seek a path between views that see these norms as, at bottom, norms of theoretical rationality, and views that see the idea that these norms have distinctive normative significance as a 'myth'. And I seek to distinguish these norms from principles about (...)
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  8. Michael E. Bratman (2009). Intention, Belief, Practical, Theoretical. In Simon Robertson (ed.), Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity. Oup Oxford.
  9. Michael E. Bratman (2009). Intention, Practical Rationality, and Self‐Governance. Ethics 119 (3):411-443.
  10. Michael E. Bratman (2009). I Two Approaches to Instrumental Rationality. In David Sobel Steven Wall (ed.), Reasons for Action. 13.
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  11. Michael E. Bratman (2009). Setiya on Intention, Rationality and Reasons. Analysis 69 (3):510-521.
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  12. Michael E. Bratman (2007). Geteilte Absichten. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 55 (3):409-424.
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  13. Michael E. Bratman (2006). Dynamics of Sociality. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 30 (1):1–15.
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  14. Michael E. Bratman (2006). What is the Accordion Effect? Journal of Ethics 10 (1-2):5 - 19.
    In "Action and Responsibility,'' Joel Feinberg pointed to an important idea to which he gave the label "the accordion effect.'' Feinberg's discussion of this idea is of interest on its own, but it is also of interest because of its interaction with his critique, in his "Causing Voluntary Actions,'' of a much discussed view of H. L. A. Hart and A. M. Honoré that Feinberg labels the "voluntary intervention principle.'' In this essay I reflect on what the accordion effect is (...)
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  15. Michael E. Bratman (2006). "Thinking How to Live" and the Restriction Problem. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (3):707 - 713.
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  16. Michael E. Bratman (2004). Three Forms of Agential Commitment: Reply to Cullity and Gerrans. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104 (3):327–335.
  17. Michael E. Bratman (2004). Three Theories of Self-Governance. Philosophical Topics 32 (1/2):21-46.
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  18. Michael E. Bratman (2003). Autonomy and Hierarchy. Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (2):156-176.
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  19. Michael E. Bratman (2003). A Desire of One's Own. Journal of Philosophy 100 (5):221-42.
    You can sometimes have and be moved by desires which you in some sense disown. The problem is whether we can make sense of these ideas of---as I will say---ownership and rejection of a desire, without appeal to a little person in the head who is looking on at the workings of her desires and giving the nod to some but not to others. Frankfurt's proposed solution to this problem, sketched in his 1971 article, has come to be called the (...)
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  20. Michael E. Bratman (2002). Shapiro on Legal Positivism and Jointly Intentional Activity. Legal Theory 8 (4):511-517.
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  21. Michael E. Bratman (2001). Two Problems About Human Agency. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (3):309–326.
    I consider two inter-related problems in the philosophy of action. One concerns the role of the agent in the determination of action, and I call it the problem of agential authority. The other concerns the relation between motivating desire and the agent's normative deliberation, and I call it the problem of subjective normative authority. In part by way of discussion of work of Harry Frankfurt and Christine Korsgaard, I argue that we make progress with these problems by appeal to certain (...)
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  22. Michael E. Bratman (2000). Review: Fischer and Ravizza on Moral Responsibility and History. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):453 - 458.
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  23. Michael E. Bratman (2000). Reflection, Planning, and Temporally Extended Agency. Philosophical Review 109 (1):35-61.
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  24. Michael E. Bratman (2000). Valuing and the Will. Noûs 34 (s14):249 - 265.
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  25. Michael E. Bratman (1998). Morality, Normativity, and Society. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):986-989.
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  26. Michael E. Bratman (1998). The Sources of Normativity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):699 - 709.
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  27. Michael E. Bratman (1998). Review of Korsgaard's The Sources of Normativity. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):699-709.
  28. Michael E. Bratman (1997). Responsibility and Planning. Journal of Ethics 1 (1):27-43.
    We are planning agents and we are, or so we suppose, responsible agents. How are these two distinctive aspects of our agency related? In his "Freedom and Resentment" Peter Strawson understands responsible agency in terms of "reactive attitudes" like resentment and gratitude, attitudes which are normally embedded in "ordinary inter-personal relationships." I draw on Strawson''s account to sketch an answer to my question about responsibility and planning. First, the fact that an action is plan-embedded can influence the agent''s degree of (...)
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  29. Michael E. Bratman (1996). Identification, Decision, and Treating as a Reason. Philosophical Topics 24 (2):1-18.
    I [try] to understand identification by appeal to phenomena of deciding to treat, and of treating, a desire of one's as reason-giving in one's practical reasoning, planning, and action. Is identification, so understood, "fundamental," as Frankfurt says, "to any philosophy of mind and of action"? Well, we have seen reason to include in our model of intentional agency such phenomena of deciding to treat, and of treating, certain of one's desires as reason-giving. Identification, at bottom, consists in such phenomena — (...)
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  30. Michael E. Bratman (1995). Review of Action, Intention, and Reason by Robert Audi. [REVIEW] Ethics 105 (4):927-.
  31. Michael E. Bratman (1994). Kagan on "the Appeal to Cost". Ethics 104 (2):325-332.
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  32. Michael E. Bratman (1993). Shared Intention. Ethics 104 (1):97-113.
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  33. Michael E. Bratman (1992). Planning and the Stability of Intention. Minds and Machines 2 (1):1-16.
    I sketch my general model of the roles of intentions in the planning of agents like us-agents with substantial resource limitations and with important needs for coordination. I then focus on the stability of prior intentions: their rational resistance to reconsideration. I emphasize the importance of cases in which one's nonreconsideration of a prior intention is nondeliberative and is grounded in relevant habits of reconsideration. Concerning such cases I argue for a limited form of two-tier consequentialism, one that is restricted (...)
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  34. Michael E. Bratman (1992). Practical Reasoning and Acceptance in a Context. Mind 101 (401):1-16.
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  35. Michael E. Bratman (1992). Shared Cooperative Activity. Philosophical Review 101 (2):327-341.
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  36. Michael E. Bratman, Brian Harvey, Vincent Wan & Alice Meulen (1992). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 2 (2).
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  37. Michael E. Bratman (1991). Cognitivism About Practical Reason (Review of Practical Reflection, by J. David Velleman). [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (1):117-.
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  38. Michael E. Bratman (1991). Review: Cognitivism About Practical Reason. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (1):117 - 128.
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  39. Michael E. Bratman (1990). Dretske's Desires. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (4):795-800.
  40. Michael E. Bratman (1989). Intention and Personal Policies. Philosophical Perspectives 3:443-469.