Bratman on Intention

Bratman on Intention - example(V Resisting temptation...

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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
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Unformatted text preview: 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?...
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