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How we act : causes, reasons, and intentions

Author: Berent Enç
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talking about action comes easily to us. We quickly make distinctions between voluntary and non-voluntary actions and think we can tell what intentions are. Berent Enç provides a philosopher's sustained examination of these issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Berent Enç
ISBN: 0199204187 9780199204182
OCLC Number: 70671514
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Volitions --
Basic actions --
The causal theory revisited --
Deviance --
A causal model of deliberation --
Intentions --
Autonomy, the will, and freedom.
Responsibility: Berent Enç.

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Talking about action comes easily to us. We quickly make distinctions between voluntary and non-voluntary actions. This book portrays action as belonging to the causal order of events in nature, a  Read more...

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