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Action in context

Anton Leist 1947-


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  • Title:
    Action in context
  • Author: Anton Leist 1947-
  • Description: CONTENTS; Introduction: Through Contexts to Actions; Thought and Action; I. ACTING FOR REASONS; Reasons for Action and Psychological States; Thomas Schmidt: Reasons for Action without Metaphysics?; The Causalist/Anti-causalist Debate in the Theory of Action:What It Is and Why It Matters; Philipp Huebl: In Defence of Causalism; Two Ways to Understand Causality in Agency; John Bishop: On the Importance of Reconciling Two Models ofCausality in Agency; Actions, Habits, and Practices; Norbert Anwander: The Reach of Habit; II. ACTION, PERSONS AND LIFE; What Good is a Will?
    Neil Roughley: On the Ways and Uses of Intending:Lessons from Velleman's Bratman CritiquePersonal Identity and Agency: Towards Analytical Personalism; Marc Slors: Looking for the Real Enemy; The Units of Living; Holger Baumann: Making Sense of Ourselves; III. ACTION AND EPISTEMOLOGY; Knowledge in Action; Katia Saporiti: A Seeming Solution to a Seeming Puzzle inExplaining Action; Cognition and Action; Joachim Schulte: Notes on Distinctions; Action and Inquiry; Stephen Hetherington: Knowledgeable Inquiry; Name Index; Subject Index
    The book illustrates the concept of action in three different contexts - the justification of actions, people's life history, and pragmatism.Because of itscomprehensive view, this volume marks a departure from the atomistic approach of action theory. Thisin itself raises a number of questions, which the ten contributors to this volume deal with in an instructive manner.
  • Publication Date: c2007
  • Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter
  • Format: 1 online resource (404 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 3-11-089879-9
  • Subjects: Act (Philosophy); Philosophy; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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