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Abraham Roth is Professor at Ohio State University, where he served as DGS in the Philosophy Department for several years. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1996. He was a faculty member at UCLA from 1998-2002, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2002-2006. His research is in the philosophy of action and mind, with a current focus on shared agency. Papers include “Intention, Expectation, and Promissory Obligation” in Ethics (2016), “Prediction, Authority, and Entitlement in Shared Activity” in Noûs (2014), “Shared Agency and Contralateral Commitments” in the Philosophical Review (2004); “Practical Intersubjectivity”, in Socializing Metaphysics, Frederick Schmitt, ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); “Reasons Explanation of Action: Causal, Singular, and Situational”, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1999); and “The Self-Referentiality of Intentions”, in Philosophical Studies (2000). He has also written on Hume, including “What Was Hume’s Problem with Personal Identity?”, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, (July 2000), and “The Necessity of “Necessity”: Hume’s Psychology of Sophisticated Causal Inference”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2011).

Click here for his Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on shared agency.

Click here for a free download of “Intention, Expectation, and Promissory Obligation” Ethics (2016).