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Action, knowledge, and will

Author: John Hyman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2015.
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"What is the difference between the movements in our bodies we cause personally ourselves, such as the movements of our legs or our lips when we walk or speak, and the movements we do not cause personally, such as the contraction of the heart? Is an act that is done under duress done voluntarily, out of choice? Should duress exculpate a defendant completely, or should it merely mitigate the criminality of an act?  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Action, knowledge, and will / John Hyman.
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2015. (Oxford Scholarship Online)
(ABES)188260498
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hyman
ISBN: 9780198735779 0198735774
OCLC Number: 918678922
Description: 1 vol. (XI-255 p.) : ill., grah., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. Agency and the Will ; 2. Action and Integration ; 3. Acts and Events ; 4. Voluntariness and Choice ; 5. Desire and Intention ; 6. Reason and Knowledge ; 7. Knowledge as an Ability ; 8. The Road to Larissa ; Appendix: The Modern Theory of the Will ; Endnotes ; Bibliography ; Acknowledgements ; Index
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John Hyman explores central problems in philosophy of action and the theory of knowledge, and connects these areas of enquiry in a new way. His approach to the dimensions of human action culminates  Read more...

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[A] vast improvement over the anti-psychologistic accounts of reasons-explanations that have proliferated in recent years. It both allows us to emphasize reasons why as facts that favor actions while Read more...

 
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