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The Resource Action, knowledge, and will, John Hyman

Action, knowledge, and will, John Hyman

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Action, knowledge, and will
Title
Action, knowledge, and will
Statement of responsibility
John Hyman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is the difference between the movements in our bodies we cause personally ourselves, such as the movements of our legs or our lips when we walk or speak, and the movements we do not cause personally, such as the contraction of the heart? Is an act that is done under duress done voluntarily, out of choice? Should duress exculpate a defendant completely, or should it merely mitigate the criminality of an act? When we explain an intentional act by stating our reasons for doing it, do we explain it causally or teleologically, or both? Should we care whether our choices are guided by knowledge or mere true belief? In this book, John Hyman explores these and other central problems in the philosophy of action and the theory of knowledge, and connects these areas of enquiry in a new way. The main premise of the book is that human action has four irreducibly different dimensions, each with its own family of concepts: - a physical dimension, in which the principal concepts are those of agent, power, and causation; a psychological dimension, with the concepts of desire, aim, and intention; an ethical dimension, with the concepts of voluntariness and choice; an intellectual dimension, with the concepts of reason, knowledge, and belief. Studying each of these dimensions of human action separately yields a string of original results, culminating in a new analysis of the relationship between knowledge and rational behaviour, which provides the foundation for a new theory of knowledge itself. --
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Hyman, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Will
Label
Action, knowledge, and will, John Hyman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-246) 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
Agency and the will -- Action and integration -- Acts and events -- Voluntariness and choice -- Desire and intention -- Reason and knowledge -- Knowledge as an ability -- The road to Larissa -- Appendix: The modern theory of the will
Control code
ocn894201801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198735779
Lccn
2014949673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894201801
Label
Action, knowledge, and will, John Hyman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-246) 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
Agency and the will -- Action and integration -- Acts and events -- Voluntariness and choice -- Desire and intention -- Reason and knowledge -- Knowledge as an ability -- The road to Larissa -- Appendix: The modern theory of the will
Control code
ocn894201801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198735779
Lccn
2014949673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894201801

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