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The philosophy of action

Author: Alfred R Mele
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a selection of some of the best, most influential, and most accessible essays on the major contemporary issues in the philosophy of action. Topics addressed include intention, reasons for action, and the nature and explanation of intentional action. The contributors are all major figures in this area.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred R Mele
ISBN: 0198751745 9780198751748 0198751753 9780198751755
OCLC Number: 34753492
Description: vi, 314 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Actions, reasons, and causes / Donald Davidson --
The problem of action / Harry G. Frankfurt --
Trying (as the mental 'pineal gland') / Brian O'Shaughnessy --
Acting for reasons / Robert Audi --
Reasons explanation of action : an incompatibilist account / Carl Ginet --
A causal theory of intending / Wayne A. Davis --
Practical reasoning / Gilbert Harman --
Two faces of intention / Michael Bratman --
Settled objectives and rational constraints / Hugh J. McCann --
Intentional action / Alfred R. Mele and Paul K. Moser --
Mechanism, purpose, and explanatory exclusion / Jaegwon Kim --
Agency and causal explanation / Jennifer Hornsby.
Series Title: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred R. Mele.
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