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Habits in Action: A Corrective to the Neglect of Habits in Contemporary Philosophy of Action

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ISBN-10: 3836469820

ISBN-13: 9783836469821

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bill Pollard

List price: $111.00
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We are creatures of habit. Today''s philosophers don''t appreciate this. The result is that we tend to "intellectualise" rational human actions by assuming they result from processes of reasoning, when in fact actions usually consist of familiar routines done without any thought at all. Intellectualism misrepresents actions and creates intractable problems. This book offers a solution. An analysis is offered of habitual actions as repeated, automatic behaviours, which are also responsible since they are under the agent''s control. This analysis is located in an anti-intellectual tradition shared by Aristotle, Ryle and Wittgenstein. Against Davidson, McDowell and Dancy who assume…    
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List price: $111.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Vdm Verlag Dr Mueller E K
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Language: English