Jun 12, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
|Where||Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall|
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Professor Michael Bratman (Stanford University) will give the 8th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy. Listen to a podcast of the lecture here.
Abstract: Human beings act together in characteristic ways, and these forms of shared intentional and shared cooperative activity matter to us a great deal. Think of friendship, singing duets, and the joys of conversation. And think about the usefulness of conversation and of how we frequently manage to work together to achieve complex goals, from constructing buildings to putting on plays to establishing important results in the sciences. I seek a
framework for understanding these basic forms of sociality. And the conjecture I explore in this talk is that structures of individual planning agency are at the heart of such sociality.
This talk is free and open to all.