Michael Bratman

March 15: Norton Lecture

Stanford's Bratman to deliver annual David Norton Memorial Lecture

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10:40 a.m., Feb. 29, 2012--Michael Bratman, the U.G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor at Stanford University, will deliver the David Norton Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, in 125 Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

The lecture, sponsored by UD's Department of Philosophy, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided beginning at 6:45 p.m. in 120 Clayton Hall.

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Bratman will speak on the topic "The Philosophical Significance of the Human Ability to Plan."

Bratman has been on the faculty at Stanford University since 1974. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College in 1967 and a doctorate in philosophy from Rockefeller University in 1974.

He is the author of the books Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason (1987), Faces of Intention: Selected Essays on Intention and Agency (1999), and Structures of Agency: Essays (2007).

He is also a co-editor of Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings.

Bratman has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Stanford University Humanities Center.

The Norton Lecture honors the late UD philosophy professor David L. Norton. The lecture is designed to present contemporary work by leading figures in ethics in a manner accessible to the general UD community.

For a copy of the Norton Lecture flier, click here.

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