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The Resource The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing, David-Hillel Ruben

The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing, David-Hillel Ruben

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The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing
Title
The metaphysics of action
Title remainder
trying, doing, causing
Statement of responsibility
David-Hillel Ruben
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, the author provides an account of three central ideas in the philosophy of action: trying to act, acting or doing, and one's action causing further consequences. In all three cases, novel theories of these phenomena are offered: trying to act is not a particular mental or physical act but can be explained using conditionals; that action is not the same as causing something to happen; and in the case of a special but important subset of actions, for example the opening of a window, the action is identical to the event of the window's opening. A result of this last account is that it places actions out in the world, sometimes far removed in time and space from the actor's body. The world is full of action; actions do not just exist in the many little islands of space and time that all of our bodies inhabit. In the final chapter, Ruben describes and discusses a skeptical challenge to the idea that we can ever know whether or not someone else has acted, rather than just passive events having happened to that person. "--
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Ruben, David-Hillel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Metaphysics
Label
The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing, David-Hillel Ruben
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) 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 -- The physical action theory of trying -- Trying in some way -- A conditional theory of trying -- Causing and doing -- Doing and causing -- Causing in some way -- Regress issues and action scepticism
Control code
on1029795379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9783319903460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029795379
Label
The metaphysics of action : trying, doing, causing, David-Hillel Ruben
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) 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 -- The physical action theory of trying -- Trying in some way -- A conditional theory of trying -- Causing and doing -- Doing and causing -- Causing in some way -- Regress issues and action scepticism
Control code
on1029795379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages
Isbn
9783319903460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029795379

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