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O'Connor, Timothy

A Companion to the Philosophy of Action

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Action offers a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems central to the philosophy of action.
  • The first volume to survey the entire field of philosophy of action (the central issues and processes relating to human actions)
  • Brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts
  • Discusses a range of ideas and doctrines, including rationality, free will and determinism, virtuous action, criminal responsibility, Attribution Theory, and rational agency in evolutionary perspective
  • Individual chapters also cover prominent historic figures from Plato to Ricoeur
  • Can be approached as a complete narrative, but also serves as a work of reference
  • Offers rich insights into an area of philosophical thought that has attracted thinkers since the time of the ancient Greeks

Keywords: Action theory; motivation; causation; agency; free will; control; moral responsibility, Metaphysics, Metaphysics

Editor
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
Page amount
624 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444323535
Printed ISBN
9781405187350