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Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together

Michael E. Bratman


Human beings act together in characteristic ways; and these forms of shared activity matter to us a great deal. Think of friendship, singing duets, dancing together, and the joys of conversation. And think about the usefulness of conversation and of how we frequently manage to work together to achieve complex goals. This book seeks a framework for understanding these forms of sociality: What concepts are needed? In what do these forms of sociality consist? How are they related to individual agency? What norms are central to such sociality? How are these social norms related to norms that apply ... More

Keywords: Shared agency, planning agency, shared intention, shared intentional action, shared cooperative action, temporally extended agency, continuity of shared agency with individual planning agency, fecundity of planning structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199897933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Bratman, author
Stanford University