|Born||July 25, 1945|
|Philosophy of action, moral philosophy|
|Intentionality as planning|
Education 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."
Bratman works in philosophy of action and moral philosophy and 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."
- Bratman, M. E. (1999) . Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason. CSLI Publications. ISBN 1-57586-192-5. Archived from the original on August 30, 2006.
- Bratman, M. E. (1999). Faces of Intention. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521631319. 978-0-521-63131-0.
- "Michael E. Bratman - Philosophy". philosophy.stanford.edu.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects nine Stanford professors to 2012 class of members".
- "Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman". Oxford University Press. May 6, 2014 – via Oxford University Press.
- Paul, Sarah K. (March 30, 2015). "Review of Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman" – via Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
- Setiya, Kieran (March 30, 2018). Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University – via Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Schweikard, David P.; Schmid, Hans Bernhard (March 30, 2018). Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University – via Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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