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Michael E. Bratman

Michael E. Bratman

Professor
U. G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Professor of Philosophy

About

I have been at Stanford University since 1974.  My main research interests are in the philosophy of action, where this includes issues about social agency and about practical rationality. My book publications are Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason (1987), Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency (1999),  Structures of Agency:  Essays (2007),  Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together (2014) and Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality (2018).  I am a co-editor of Introduction to Philosophy:  Classical and Contemporary  Readings. I have been awarded an ACLS Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Stanford University Humanities Center. I am a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. My joint paper with David Israel and Martha Pollack, "Plans and Resource-Bounded Practical Reasoning," Computational Intelligence 4 (1988): 349-355,  was the recipient of the 2008 International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems influential paper award. I have been President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, and was Chair of the National Board of the American Philosophical Association from 2011-2014. In 2014 I received the American Philosophical Association's Philip L. Quinn Prize "in recognition of service to philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed."

 

 Franz Brentano Lectures on Practical Philosophy given at University of Vienna April 2017

On Planning Agent’s Self-Governance Over Time

 Thinking and Acting Together

 The Rational Dynamics of Planning Agency

 

Pufendorf Lectures The Rational Dynamics of Planning Agency given at Lund University June 2016

        "Plan Rationality and the Strategy of Self-Governance 

        "Synchronic Self-Governance Synchronic Rationality"

        "A Planning Agent's Diachronic Self-Governance"

        "The Reflective Stabilility of our Planning Agency"

 

CogSci 2013 Keynote Talk on shared agency in Berlin, Germany

Lecture "Acting and Thinking Together"  given at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Studium Generale April 2015

"Planning and Time"  Stanford Humanities Center Talk given February 24, 2015. 

Faculti Media 2015 Interview on Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together 2014

Routledge 2013 Lecture in Cambridge, UK

New Books In Philosophy Interview on Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together2014

books

 
Michael E. Bratman
OUP 2007
 
Michael E. Bratman
HUP 1987, re-issued by CSLI Publications 1999

Featured Articles

Forthcoming in Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality (OUP); subject to adjustment. Please quote from published version.
OUP 2018
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Forthcoming in Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality (OUP); subject to adjustment. Please quote from published version.
OUP 2018
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Philosophical Explorations, Vol. 20
2017
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"Plan Rationality" (forthcoming)
Forthcoming (with possible small changes) in The Routledge Handbook of Practical Reason, edited by Ruth Chang and Kurt Sylvan. (Please quote from published version)
2017
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Royal Institute of Philosophy
2017
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2017
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Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman
OUP 2014
Philosophical Issues 22
2012
Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 84
2010
Spheres of Reason: New Essays on the Philosophy of Normativity
OUP 2009
Philosophical Topics 32
2004