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Action theory : proceedings of the Winnipeg Conference on Human Action, held at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 9-11 May 1975

Author: Myles Brand; Douglas N Walton
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1976.
Series: Synthese library, v. 97.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winnipeg Conference on Human Action (1975).
Action theory.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1976
(OCoLC)804452717
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myles Brand; Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 9027706719 9789027706713
OCLC Number: 2089610
Description: vi, 345 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction.- by the Editors.- 2. Basic Action.- Action, Knowledge, and Representation.- Intention, Practical Knowledge and Representation.- 3. The Volitional Theory Revisited.- Volitions Re-affirmed.- The Volitional Theory Revisited.- 4. The Logic of Action.- The Logic of Action.- The Twofold Structure and the Unity of Practical Thinking.- 5. Events and Actions.- Particulars, Events, and Actions.- Events as Property Exemplifications.- Events and Actions: Some Comments on Brand and Kim.- Reply to Martin.- 6. The Agency Theory.- The Agent as Cause.- How Does Agent Causality Work?.- 7. Abilities and other 'Cans'.- 'Can' in Theory and Practice: A Possible Worlds Analysis.- Time and Modality in the 'Can' of Opportunity.- Comment on Walton's Paper.- 8. Responsibility and Human Action.- Action and Responsibility.- Action and Responsibility.- 9. Decision Theory and Human Action.- The Morality of Cognitive Decision-Making.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 97.
Responsibility: edited by Myles Brand and Douglas Walton.

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