Philosophy of Action

ISBN-10: 0198751753

ISBN-13: 9780198751755

Edition: 1997

Authors: Alfred R. Mele
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Description: The latest offering in the highly successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series, The Philosophy of Action features contributions from twelve leading figures in the field, including: Robert Audi, Michael Bratman, Donald Davidson, Wayne Davis, Harry Frankfurt, Carl Ginet, Gilbert Harman, Jennifer Hornsby, Jaegwon Kim, Hugh McCann, Paul Moser, and Brian O'Shaughnessy. Alfred Mele provides an introductory essay on the topics chosen and the questions they deal with. Topics addressed include intention, reasons for action, and the nature and explanation of internal action. A selective bibliography is included as a guide to further reading. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this collection provides an accessible and stimulating introduction for readers interested in the philosophy of action, the philosophy of mind, and moral philosophy.

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Book details

List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.31" wide x 7.99" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Actions, Reasons, and Causes
The Problem of Action
Trying (as the Mental 'Pineal Gland')
Acting for Reasons
Reasons Explanation of Action: An Incompatibilist Account
A Causal Theory of Intending
Practical Reasoning
Two Faces of Intention
Settled Objectives and Rational Constraints
Intentional Action
Mechanism, Purpose, and Explanatory Exclusion
Agency and Causal Explanation
Notes on the Contributors
Further Reading
Index of Names
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