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The things we do and why we do them

Author: Constantine Sandis
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ©2012
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"The Things We Do and Why We Do Them argues against the common assumption that there is a kind of thing called "action" which all reason-giving explanation of action are geared towards. Sandis explains why all theories concerned with the form which any such explanation must take fail from the outset, and shows how various debates on the nature of so-called motivating reasons only arise because the participants all  Read more...
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Sandis, Constantine, 1976-
Things we do and why we do them
(DLC) 2011048095
(OCoLC)768041887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Sandis
ISBN: 9780230360105 0230360106
OCLC Number: 885193306
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 226 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Analytic Table of Contents --
20 Conflating Views to Avoid --
The Objectives of Action Explanation --
Conflation in Action --
What Makes An Explanation Proper? --
The Operation of Reasons --
Nested Explanations --
The Structure of Agential Explanation --
Spheres of Explanation --
Appendix I --
The Ontology of Action --
Appendix II --
Thought and Motive in Historiography.
Responsibility: Constantine Sandis, reader in philosophy, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
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