Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason

  title={Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason},
  author={J. Velleman and Michael E. Bratman},
1. Introduction 2. On the way to the planning theory 3. Plans and practical reasoning 4. Agent rationality: toward a general theory 5. Reconsideration and rationality 6. Agent rationality: the historical theory 7. Commitment revisited 8. Two faces of intention 9. Acting with an intention 10. Intention and expected side effects 11. Conclusion Bibliography Notes Index. 
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