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The Resource Kinds of reasons : an essay in the philosophy of action, Maria Alvarez

Kinds of reasons : an essay in the philosophy of action, Maria Alvarez

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Kinds of reasons : an essay in the philosophy of action
Title
Kinds of reasons
Title remainder
an essay in the philosophy of action
Statement of responsibility
Maria Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding human beings and their distinctive rational and volitional capacities is one of the central tasks of philosophy. The task requires a clear account of such things as reasons, desires, emotions and motives, and of how they combine to produce and explain human behaviour. In 'Kinds of reasons', Maria Alvarez offers a fresh and incisive treatment of these issues, focusing in particular on reasons as they feature in contexts of agency. Her account builds on some important recent work in the area; but she takes her main inspiration from the tradition that receives its seminal contemporary expression in the writings of G.E.M. Anscombe, a tradition that runs counter to the broadly Humean orthodoxy that has dominated the theory of action for the past forty years. Alvarez's conclusions are therefore likely to be controversial; and her bold and painstaking arguments will be found provocative by participants on every side of the debates with which she engages. Clear and directly written, 'Kinds of reasons' aims to stake out a distinctive position within one of the most hotly contested areas of contemporary philosophy"--provided by publisher
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Alvarez, Maria
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Reason
Label
Kinds of reasons : an essay in the philosophy of action, Maria Alvarez
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17481405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780199680580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016260684
  • (StEdALDL)1/2946231
  • (OCoLC)826658734
Label
Kinds of reasons : an essay in the philosophy of action, Maria Alvarez
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17481405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780199680580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016260684
  • (StEdALDL)1/2946231
  • (OCoLC)826658734

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