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Causing human actions : new perspectives on the causal theory of action

Author: Jesús H Aguilar; Andrei A Buckareff
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the "standard story" of human action and agency - the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Causing human actions.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)891464841
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesús H Aguilar; Andrei A Buckareff
ISBN: 9780262014564 0262014564 9780262514767 0262514761
OCLC Number: 528648826
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: viii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The causal theory of action: origins and issues / Jesús H. Aguilar ; Andrei A. Buckareff --
Renewed questions about the causal theory of action / Michael S. Moore --
The standard story of action: an exchange (1) / Michael Smith --
The standard story of action: an exchange (2) / Jennifer Hornsby --
Skepticism about natural agency and the causal theory of action / John Bishop --
Agential systems, causal deviance, and reliability / Jesús H. Aguilar --
What are you causing in acting? / Rowland Stout --
Omissions and causalism / Carolina Sartorio --
Intentional omissions / Randolph Clarke --
Comments on Clarke's "intentional omissions" / Carolina Sartorio --
Reply to Sartorio / Randolph Clarke --
Causal and deliberative strength of reasons for action: the case of con-reasons / David-Hillel Ruben --
Teleological explanations of actions: anticausalism versus causalism / Alfred R. Mele --
Teleology and causal understanding in children's theory of mind / Josef Perner ; Johannes Roessler --
Action theory meets embodied cognition / Fred Adams --
Intentions as complex dynamical attractors / Alicia Juarrero --
The causal theory of action and the still puzzling knobe effect / Thomas Nadelhoffer.
Responsibility: edited by Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff.

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