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Action and its explanation

Author: David-Hillel Ruben
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2007, cop. 2003.
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Written from a point of view out of sympathy with the assumptions of much of contemporary philosophical action theory, this book draws its inspiration from philosophers as diverse as Aristotle,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David-Hillel Ruben
ISBN: 9780198235880 0198235887
OCLC Number: 762858897
Notes: Bibliogr.p. 230-238.
Description: 1 vol. (VII- 240 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Cambridge Theory of Action ; 2. Some Preliminaries ; 3. Theories of Action and an Introduction to the Causal Theory of Action ; 4. The Causal Theory of Action ; 5. More Theories ; 6. A Counterfactual Theory of Causal Explanation ; Appendix on the Epistemology of Action
Responsibility: David-Hillel Ruben.
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