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Mental actions

Lucy O'Brien 1964-; Matthew Soteriou

c2009

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  • Title:
    Mental actions
  • Author: Lucy O'Brien 1964-; Matthew Soteriou
  • Description: Mental action : a case study / Alfred Mele -- Judging and the scope of mental agency / Fabian Dorsch -- Reason in action / John Gibbons -- Reason, voluntariness, and moral responsibility / Thomas Pink -- Freedom and practical judgement / David Owens -- Two kinds of agency / Pamela Hieronymi -- Trying and acting / Brian O'Shaughnessy -- Perceptual activity and the will / Thomas Crowther -- Mental action and self-awareness : epistemology / Christopher Peacocke -- Mental actions and the no-content problem / Lucy O'Brien -- Mental agency, conscious thinking, and phenomenal character / Matthew Soteriou -- Is there a sense of agency for thought? / Joelle Proust.
    This volume investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve specially written essays address such questions as the following: Which phenomena should we count as mental actions -- imagining, remembering, judging, for instance? How should we explain our knowledge of our mental actions, and what light does that throw on self-knowledge in general? What contributions do mental actions make toour consciousness? What is the relationship between the voluntary and the active, in the mental sphere? What are
  • Publication Date: c2009
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (297 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-34640-7;ISBN 9786612346408;ISBN 0-19-157008-7
  • Subjects: Act (Philosophy); Agent (Philosophy); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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