Intending and Trying: Tuomela vs. Bratman at the Video Arcade

  • Alfred R. Mele
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 321)


I have long been an admirer of Raimo Tuomela’s work in the philosophy of action. In this paper I will address a disagreement between Tuomela and Michael Bratman about intention and trying. I will argue that each disputant is partly right and partly wrong.


Video Game Intentional Action Strong Consistency Simple View Golf Ball 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred R. Mele
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  1. 1.Florida State UniversityUSA

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