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The nature of human action.

Author: Myles Brand; William K Frankena
Publisher: [Glenview, Ill.] Scott, Foresman [1970]
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Brand, Myles.
Nature of human action.
[Glenview, Ill.] Scott, Foresman [1970]
(OCoLC)654645574
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myles Brand; William K Frankena
OCLC Number: 62230
Description: 342 pages 24 cm
Contents: Section I. Action and Behavior : On Defining "A Person Performs an Action" --
Mere Behavior. Physiological Happenings and Bodily Actions / A.I. Melden --
Behavior Plus Some Concurrent Event. Action Equals Bodily Movement Plus Motive / A.I. Melden --
Voluntary Behavior. From Ethica Nicomachea / Aristotle. The Distinction Between Voluntary and Involuntary / Gilbert Ryle --
Volitions. Acting, Willing, Desiring / H.A. Prichard. Simple Action and Volition / Richard Taylor. The Will / Gilbert Ryle. Actions, Reasons, and Causes / Donald Davidson --
Conditionals. From Ethica Nicomachea / Aristotle. Choosing / T.F. Daveney --
Rule-Following. Action / A.I. Melden --
Responsibility. Responsibility and Action / Kurt Baier. Ascriptivism / P.T. Geach --
Section II. Ability and Possibility : On Defining "A Person can Perform an Action --
Physical Possibility. Ability as a Species of Possibility / Storrs McCall --
Conditionals. Free Will" / G.E. Moore. Freedom and Responsibility / P.H. Nowell-Smith. Ifs and Cans / J.L. Austin. Ifs, Cans and Causes / Keith Lehrer --
Mr. Lehrer on the Constitution of Cans / Bruce Goldberg & Herbert Heidelberger. Cans and Conditionals : A Rejoinder / Keith Lehrer --
J.L. Austin's Philosophical Papers / Roderick M. Chisholm --
Ability. Ability / Arnold S. Kaufman. Voluntary Abilities / Timothy Duggan & Bernard Gert --
Section III. Action and Logical Systems : Systematic Definitions of "A Person Performs an Action" and "A Person can Perform an Action" --
Historical Background. From Essays on the Active Powers of Man / Thomas Reid --
Action Description. On the Characterization of Actions / Micholas Rescher --
The Epistemic-Model Approach. Basic Actions / Arthur C. Danto --
The Teleological Approach. Thought and Purpose / Richard Taylor. Freedom and Action / Roderick M. Chisholm. He Could Have Done Otherwise / Roderick M. Chisholm --
The Event Approach. The Logic of Change and Action / Georg Henrik von Wright.
Responsibility: Edited by Myles Brand. William K. Frankena, academic editor.

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