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A companion to the philosophy of action, edited by Timothy O'Connor and Constantine Sandis

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A companion to the philosophy of action
Title
A companion to the philosophy of action
Statement of responsibility
edited by Timothy O'Connor and Constantine Sandis
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An essential guidebook not just for philosophers of action but for anyone whose work engages conceptual or empirical questions about human action. This comprehensive volume boasts a long list of first-class contributors - O'Connor and Sandis deserve hearty thanks and congratulations for this massively impressive and helpful volume."--E.J. Coffman, University of Tennessee
  • "This Companion is a welcome addition to philosophical literature, asserting a kind of sovereignty over a territory often visited in philosophical discussions of mind, ethics and metaphysics, but not given any kind of independence. In asking us to regard the human action not merely as a part of other areas of philosophical investigation, but as one worth considering on its own, this Companion should be applauded. One particularly good feature of the book is that all the entries are substantial: while one can treat it as a reference work, readers will find it rewarding to read straight through the entries in a given section."--Samuel Guttenplan, Birkbeck, University of London
  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Action provides a comprehensive overview of the central issues and processes relating to human actions. Specially commissioned chapters from international experts cover all facets of philosophy of action--from key figures and terminology to some of the more controversial problems in the field
  • Divided into thematic sections, the book begins by examining ontological and conceptual issues regarding the nature of action, its description and individuation, and its motivation and causation. Later sections focus on a range of ideas and doctrines associated with action theory, including rationality, free will and determinism, virtuous action, criminal responsibility, attribution theory, and rational agency from an evolutionary perspective. Individual chapters also cover prominent historic figures from Plato to Ric & oelig;ur
  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Action offers rich insights into an area of philosophical thought that has attracted thinkers since the time of the ancient Greeks. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
128/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A35
LC item number
C65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Connor, Timothy
  • Sandis, Constantine
Series statement
Blackwell companions to philosophy
Series volume
46
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  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Act (Philosophy)
Label
A companion to the philosophy of action, edited by Timothy O'Connor and Constantine Sandis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adrian Haddock
  • The causal theory of action
  • Wayne A. Davis
  • Adverbs of action and logical form
  • Kirk Ludwig
  • Refraining, omitting, and negative acts
  • Kent Bach
  • Speech acts
  • Mitchell S. Green
  • Collective action
  • Part 1: Acts and actions
  • Margaret Gilbert
  • Habitual actions
  • Bill Pollard
  • Cambridge actions
  • David-Hillel Ruben
  • Pluralism about action
  • Elijah Millgram
  • Action theory and ontology
  • E.J. Lowe
  • Basic actions and individuation
  • Constantine Sandis
  • Trying to act
  • Jennifer Hornsby
  • Bodily movements
  • Scott Sehon
  • Reasons and causes
  • Timothy O'Connor
  • Triggering and structuring causes
  • Fred Dretske
  • Motivating reasons
  • Stephen Everson
  • Humeanism about motivation
  • Michael Smith
  • Deviant causal chains
  • Part II: Agency and causation
  • Rowland Stout
  • Action explanation and the unconscious
  • Edward Harcourt
  • Mental causation and epiphenomenalism
  • John Heil
  • The explanatory role of consciousness
  • Naomi Eilan
  • What a difference emotions make
  • Sabine A. Doring
  • Agency, patiency, and personhood
  • Volition and the will
  • Soran Reader
  • Mental acts
  • Joelle Proust
  • Agent Causation
  • Randolph Clarke
  • Bodily awareness and bodily action
  • Hong Yu Wong
  • Agents' knowledge
  • Johannes Roessler
  • Practical reasoning
  • Laura W. Ekstrom
  • Bart Streumer
  • Deliberation and decision
  • Philip Pettit
  • Motivational strength
  • Alfred R. Mele
  • Addiction and compulsion
  • Neil Levy
  • Akrasia and irrationality
  • Sergio Tenenbaum
  • intention
  • Alfred R. Mele
  • Desire and pleasure
  • Timothy Schroeder
  • Teleological explanation
  • John Martin Fischer
  • Virtuous action
  • Rosalind Hursthouse
  • The doctrine of double effect
  • David S. Oderberg
  • Action and criminal responsibility
  • r. A. Duff
  • Intention in law
  • Gideon Yaffe
  • Scientific challenges to free will
  • Part III: Action in special contexts
  • Eddy Nahmias
  • Intentional action in folk psychology
  • Bertram F. Malle
  • Attribution theory
  • Bernard Weiner
  • Rational agency in evolutionary perspective
  • Kim Sterelny and Ben Jeffares
  • Animal agency
  • Hans-Johann glock
  • Action in cognitive ethology
  • Rationality
  • Marc Bekoff
  • Action in history and social science
  • Daniel Little
  • The prediction of action
  • Nassim N. Taleb and Avital Pilpel
  • John Broome
  • Motivational internalism and externalism
  • G.F. Schueler
  • Free will and determinism
  • Thomas Pink
  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • t. H. Irwin
  • Augustine and Aquinas
  • Stephen Boulter
  • Duns Scotus
  • Thomas Williams
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • Thomas Pink
  • Descartes
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Locke
  • Part IV: Prominent figures
  • Matthew stuart
  • Berkeley
  • Tom Stoneham
  • Thomas Reid
  • Maria Alvarez
  • Hume
  • Annette C. Baier
  • Kant
  • Eric Watkins
  • Nietzsche
  • Indian philosophers
  • Brian Leiter
  • Hegel
  • Michael Quante
  • Weber
  • Kieran Allen
  • Wittgenstein
  • Severin Schroeder
  • Ryle
  • Julia Tanney
  • Sartre
  • Elisa Freschi
  • Katherine J. Morris
  • Chisholm
  • Michael J. Zimmerman
  • Von Wright
  • Frederick Stoutland
  • Davidson
  • Ralf Stoecker
  • Anscombe
  • Roger Teichmann
  • Ricoeur
  • Plato
  • Anna C. Zielinska
  • Christine J. Thomas
  • Aristotle
  • Ursula Coope
  • Stoics, Epicureans, and Aristotelians
Control code
466334047
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 638 pages
Isbn
9781405187350
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466334047
Label
A companion to the philosophy of action, edited by Timothy O'Connor and Constantine Sandis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adrian Haddock
  • The causal theory of action
  • Wayne A. Davis
  • Adverbs of action and logical form
  • Kirk Ludwig
  • Refraining, omitting, and negative acts
  • Kent Bach
  • Speech acts
  • Mitchell S. Green
  • Collective action
  • Part 1: Acts and actions
  • Margaret Gilbert
  • Habitual actions
  • Bill Pollard
  • Cambridge actions
  • David-Hillel Ruben
  • Pluralism about action
  • Elijah Millgram
  • Action theory and ontology
  • E.J. Lowe
  • Basic actions and individuation
  • Constantine Sandis
  • Trying to act
  • Jennifer Hornsby
  • Bodily movements
  • Scott Sehon
  • Reasons and causes
  • Timothy O'Connor
  • Triggering and structuring causes
  • Fred Dretske
  • Motivating reasons
  • Stephen Everson
  • Humeanism about motivation
  • Michael Smith
  • Deviant causal chains
  • Part II: Agency and causation
  • Rowland Stout
  • Action explanation and the unconscious
  • Edward Harcourt
  • Mental causation and epiphenomenalism
  • John Heil
  • The explanatory role of consciousness
  • Naomi Eilan
  • What a difference emotions make
  • Sabine A. Doring
  • Agency, patiency, and personhood
  • Volition and the will
  • Soran Reader
  • Mental acts
  • Joelle Proust
  • Agent Causation
  • Randolph Clarke
  • Bodily awareness and bodily action
  • Hong Yu Wong
  • Agents' knowledge
  • Johannes Roessler
  • Practical reasoning
  • Laura W. Ekstrom
  • Bart Streumer
  • Deliberation and decision
  • Philip Pettit
  • Motivational strength
  • Alfred R. Mele
  • Addiction and compulsion
  • Neil Levy
  • Akrasia and irrationality
  • Sergio Tenenbaum
  • intention
  • Alfred R. Mele
  • Desire and pleasure
  • Timothy Schroeder
  • Teleological explanation
  • John Martin Fischer
  • Virtuous action
  • Rosalind Hursthouse
  • The doctrine of double effect
  • David S. Oderberg
  • Action and criminal responsibility
  • r. A. Duff
  • Intention in law
  • Gideon Yaffe
  • Scientific challenges to free will
  • Part III: Action in special contexts
  • Eddy Nahmias
  • Intentional action in folk psychology
  • Bertram F. Malle
  • Attribution theory
  • Bernard Weiner
  • Rational agency in evolutionary perspective
  • Kim Sterelny and Ben Jeffares
  • Animal agency
  • Hans-Johann glock
  • Action in cognitive ethology
  • Rationality
  • Marc Bekoff
  • Action in history and social science
  • Daniel Little
  • The prediction of action
  • Nassim N. Taleb and Avital Pilpel
  • John Broome
  • Motivational internalism and externalism
  • G.F. Schueler
  • Free will and determinism
  • Thomas Pink
  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • t. H. Irwin
  • Augustine and Aquinas
  • Stephen Boulter
  • Duns Scotus
  • Thomas Williams
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • Thomas Pink
  • Descartes
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Locke
  • Part IV: Prominent figures
  • Matthew stuart
  • Berkeley
  • Tom Stoneham
  • Thomas Reid
  • Maria Alvarez
  • Hume
  • Annette C. Baier
  • Kant
  • Eric Watkins
  • Nietzsche
  • Indian philosophers
  • Brian Leiter
  • Hegel
  • Michael Quante
  • Weber
  • Kieran Allen
  • Wittgenstein
  • Severin Schroeder
  • Ryle
  • Julia Tanney
  • Sartre
  • Elisa Freschi
  • Katherine J. Morris
  • Chisholm
  • Michael J. Zimmerman
  • Von Wright
  • Frederick Stoutland
  • Davidson
  • Ralf Stoecker
  • Anscombe
  • Roger Teichmann
  • Ricoeur
  • Plato
  • Anna C. Zielinska
  • Christine J. Thomas
  • Aristotle
  • Ursula Coope
  • Stoics, Epicureans, and Aristotelians
Control code
466334047
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 638 pages
Isbn
9781405187350
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009053164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466334047

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