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Hierarchy, Circularity, and Double Reduction

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a potential circularity in the idea that to identify with a desire is, roughly, to have a self-governing policy in favor of treating that desire as reason-providing. Without ... More


Perception and intermediaries

Kathrin Glüer

in Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Davidson famously held that only beliefs provide reasons for belief. Perceptual experiences, he claimed, are not even propositional attitudes, and thus are doubly disqualified from being ... More


Conditional Intentions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Individual to Plural Agency: Collective Action I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198755623
eISBN:
9780191816765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755623.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes conditional intentions—expressed by sentences of the form, x intends to A if C—as commitments to contingency plans, plans about what to do upon certain contingencies relevant to ... More


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