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Action reconceptualized : human agency and its sources

Author: David K Chan
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chan, David K.
Action reconceptualized.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016008107
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David K Chan
ISBN: 9781498519656 1498519652
OCLC Number: 944014390
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages)
Contents: Preface Introduction The Need to Reconceptualize Action What Needs to be Reconceptualized Putting the Pieces Together Chapter 1: Towards a Theory of Action Philosophy of Action Causal and Non-Causal Theories Conceptualizing Action 'Actopia' Evaluating Action Fixing the Constants An Outline of this Book Chapter 2: Intention Skepticism about Intention The Planning Theory of Intention Intention and Reasons for Acting Comparing Concepts of Intention Chapter 3: Desire Defining Desire Extrinsic Desire Desire Ownership Motivation, Reason, and Akratic Agency Chapter 4: From Volitions to Tryings Volitions and the Regress Problem Why Do Volitionalists Say Strange Things? A Theory of Tryings The Identity-Theory of Trying as Mental and Physical Mental Tryings The Theoretical Advantage of Conceptualizing Tryings as Processes Non-Observational Knowledge of Trying Chapter 5: Problems and Issues in Action Theory Deviant Causality The Simple View Non-Intentional Actions Basic and Non-Basic Actions The Nature of Action Desiring and Intending to Try Chapter 6: Rational and Moral Agency The Doctrine of Double Effect The Moral Significance of Non-Intentional Agency The Argument Against Ethical Rationalism Conclusion The Reconceptualized Action Theory The Importance of Getting It Right Bibliography Index
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