March 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Philosophy Forum | Acting and Thinking Together, March 25

The 21st annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents Michael Bratman on “Acting and Thinking Together” on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in Bentley Hall.

Michael Bratman

Michael Bratman

Bratman is the Durfee Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.

His interests focus on philosophy of action and moral philosophy, including issues about the nature of agency, intention and practical reason, free will and moral responsibility, and shared agency. It is a way of explaining future-directed intention, and has been applied as a way of limiting time spent deliberating on what to do by eliminating choices inconsistent with current intentions. His work in those areas led him to the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) model of human practical reasoning that is used in many areas, including artificial intelligence, today. Bratman is the Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, and affiliated with the Symbolic Systems Program. In 2008, he was co-winner of the IFAAMAS Award for Influential Papers, which recognizes seminal contributions to the field of agents and multi-agent systems (also known as artificial intelligence), according to his website.

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