Philosophy of Action
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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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List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/1997
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|Two Faces of Intention|
|Settled Objectives and Rational Constraints|
|Mechanism, Purpose, and Explanatory Exclusion|
|Agency and Causal Explanation|
|Notes on the Contributors|
|Index of Names|