IV Bratman on Intention Functional Benefits of Intention (I) Deliberation curtailment Two aspects: don’t spend too much time; control when you deliberate. Do you need to form an intention to obtain these benefits? Why not just a judgment? (II) Interpersonal and intrapersonal coordination Do one’s intentions need to be known to achieve these benefits? Does one need to know that they will be successful? (III) Self-knowledge (Velleman) (IV) Resolving indifference and incommensurability How do these differ? John Broome’s Abraham example. (V) Resisting temptation Features needed to achieve (at least the first two of) these results Control Stability Consistency Means-Ends Coherence Why aren’t they desires? Consistency requirement; volitional control Why aren’t they beliefs? Motivating; volitional control; determinacy in cases of indifference and incommensurability. Do they, however, entail beliefs? Intentional Action and Acting with an Intention
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