Michael Bratman


Michael Bratman

Michael E Bratman (born 25 July 1945) is Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. His interests include philosophy of action and moral philosophy. His work in those areas led him to the Belief-Desire-Intention model that is used in many areas, including artificial intelligence, today.

Selected bibliography



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Belief-Desire-Intention software model — The Belief Desire Intention (BDI) software model (usually referred to simply, but ambiguously, as BDI) is a software model developed for programming intelligent agents. Superficially characterized by the implementation of an agent s beliefs ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Collective action — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • Action theory — is an area in philosophy concerned with theories about the processes causing intentional (wilful) human bodily movements of more or less complex kind. This area of thought has attracted the strong interest of philosophers ever since Aristotle s… …   Wikipedia

  • Belief-Desire-Intention model — The Belief Desire Intention (BDI) model of human practical reasoning was developed by Michael Bratman as a way of explaining future directed intention.BDI is fundamentally reliant on folk psychology (the theory theory ), which is the notion that… …   Wikipedia

  • Philosophy — For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Handlungstheorie (Philosophie) — Die philosophische Handlungstheorie (engl. Action theory) beschäftigt sich mit Problemen, die sich im Zusammenhang mit dem Handeln und vor allem dem menschlichen Handeln ergeben. Sie fragt, was Handlungen sind und wie sie sich adäquat beschreiben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BDI Agenten — sind Vertreter der Software Agenten. BDI steht dabei für Belief, Desire and Intentions, die drei Hauptbestandteile dieser Architektur. Die Agenten werden mit Annahmen über ihre Umwelt, Wissen über den Zielzustand und Absichten wie dieser Zustand… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Belief, Desire and Intentions — BDI Agenten sind Vertreter der Software Agenten. BDI steht dabei für Belief, Desire and Intentions, die drei Hauptbestandteile dieser Architektur. Die Agenten werden mit Annahmen über ihre Umwelt, Wissen über den Zielzustand und Absichten wie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Donald Davidson (philosopher) — Donald Herbert Davidson Portrait of Donald Davidson by the photographer Steve Pyke in 1990. Full name Donald Herbert Davidson Born 6 March 1917(1917 03 06) Springfield, Massachusetts …   Wikipedia

  • Philosophical Explanations — is a wide ranging metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical treatise written by Robert Nozick and published in 1981. The Parthenon Model and non coercive philosophy Nozick makes a case for a Parthenon model of philosophical ambition rather than… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.