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Understanding Action An Essay on Reasons

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ISBN-10: 0521408865

ISBN-13: 9780521408868

Edition: 1991

Authors: Frederic Schick

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This is an important new book about human motivation, about the reasons people have for their actions. What is distinctively new about it is its focus on how people see or understand their situations, options, and prospects. By taking account of people's understandings (along with their beliefs and desires), Professor Schick is able to expand the current theory of decision and action. The author provides a perspective on the topic by outlining its history. He defends his new theory against criticism, considers its formal structure, and shows at length how it resolves many currently debated problems: the problems of conflict and weakness of will, Allais' problem, Kahneman and Tversky's…    
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
Practical Reason
A missing factor
Some applications
Seeing things right
Index