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Structures of Agency: Essays

Michael E. Bratman


This is a collection of published and unpublished chapters by distinguished philosopher Michael E. Bratman of Stanford University. They revolve around his influential theory, known as the “planning theory of intention and agency.” Bratman's primary concern is with what he calls “strong” forms of human agency—including forms of human agency that are the target of our talk about self-determination, self-government, and autonomy.

Keywords: planning theory of intention and agency, human agency, self-determination, self-government, autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Bratman, author
Stanford University