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The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing

Author: David-Hillel Ruben
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
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"In this book, the author provides an account of three central ideas in the philosophy of action: trying to act, acting or doing, and one's action causing further consequences. In all three cases, novel theories of these phenomena are offered: trying to act is not a particular mental or physical act but can be explained using conditionals; that action is not the same as causing something to happen; and in the case  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Ruben, David-Hillel.
Metaphysics of Action.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(OCoLC)1042158917
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David-Hillel Ruben
ISBN: 3319903462 9783319903460
OCLC Number: 1029795379
Description: x, 351 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The physical action theory of trying --
Trying in some way --
A conditional theory of trying --
Causing and doing --
Doing and causing --
Causing in some way --
Regress issues and action scepticism.
Responsibility: David-Hillel Ruben.

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"What are actions? In this densely-argued and thought-provoking work, David-Hillel Ruben sets out to answer this question, by way of an examination of some of the ideas that have gained currency over Read more...

 
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