Planning and the stability of intention

  title={Planning and the stability of intention},
  author={Michael E. Bratman},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
I sketch my general model of the roles of intentions in the planning of agents like us-agents with substantial resource limitations and with important needs for coordination. I then focus on the stability of prior intentions: their rational resistance to reconsideration. I emphasize the importance of cases in which one's nonreconsideration of a prior intention is nondeliberative and is grounded in relevant habits of reconsideration. Concerning such cases I argue for a limited form of two-tier… CONTINUE READING

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