A Planning Theory of Acting Together
Michael E. Bratman
Reviews and Awards
"The book is without a doubt a major work in the field, essential reading for anyone interested in shared agency, shared intention, or theories of intentional agency more generally.... This remarkable book is important not only in virtue of the extent to which it already demonstrates that fecundity, but also in virtue of the further work on shared agency to which it is sure to give rise." --Australasian Journal of Philosophy
"For philosophers working on shared agency, this book is a required reading. It is an exceptionally clear presentation of what is deservedly one of the most influential contemporary accounts of shared agency (the influence extends outside philosophy to developmental psychology and artificial intelligence)... The book is beautifully written and, for someone interested in shared agency, a joy to read." --Analysis Reviews
"It is a major achievement and a must-read for anyone interested in issues of collective action and intentionality...The view it presents is powerful and illuminating and will serve as a touchstone for future." -- Ethics work in this area."
"Bratman takes great pains to attend to and to thoroughly explicate the finer details of his proposal while simultaneously exposing the less nuanced and more extravagant commitments of alternate views. His book deserves to be widely read by philosophers of agency and action theorists, as well as anyone with an interest in and the sophistication to deeply examine how it is that we act together." - Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review