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The Resource Philosophy of action, Lilian O'Brien

Philosophy of action, Lilian O'Brien

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Philosophy of action
Title
Philosophy of action
Statement of responsibility
Lilian O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the difference between firing a gun and the gun going off in your hand? What makes one an intentional action of yours and the other a mere happening - is the difference in their causes, in their purposes, or in the reasons behind them? Can actions be explained in the same way as mere happenings, or is there something special about the way we explain one another's actions? What kind of mind must a creature have if it is to be an agent? Can groups of human beings comprise a single agent that performs intentional actions? Such questions about the nature of intentional action and its explanation, the nature of reasons and agents are at the heart of philosophy of action. This wide-ranging and accessible introduction to contemporary debates guides the reader through the major views and arguments with the help of examples drawn from everyday life".--
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YDXCP
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O'Brien, Lilian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave philosophy today
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Act (Philosophy)
Label
Philosophy of action, Lilian O'Brien
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-168) 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
Introduction to intentional action -- Causalism and antireductionism -- Volitionism and trying theories -- Reasons -- From mental to motor control -- Action explanation -- Philosophical psychology -- Temptation, control, and autonomy -- Agents
Control code
FIEb17635706
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780230232815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897057818
Label
Philosophy of action, Lilian O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-168) 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
Introduction to intentional action -- Causalism and antireductionism -- Volitionism and trying theories -- Reasons -- From mental to motor control -- Action explanation -- Philosophical psychology -- Temptation, control, and autonomy -- Agents
Control code
FIEb17635706
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780230232815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897057818

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