Action and Existence: A Case For Agent Causation by J. SwindalAction and Existence: A Case For Agent Causation by J. Swindal

Action and Existence: A Case For Agent Causation

byJ. Swindal

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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Since the pioneering work of Donald Davidson on action, many philosophers have taken critical stances on his causal account. This book criticizes Davidson's event-causal view of action, and offers instead an agent causal view both to describe what an action is and to set a framework for how actions are explained.
JAMES SWINDAL is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University, USA. He is author ofReflection Revisited: Jürgen Habermas's Discursive Theory of Truthand has published on topics in critical theory, neo-pragmatism, ethics, and Catholic philosophy.
Title:Action and Existence: A Case For Agent CausationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023029667X

ISBN - 13:9780230296671

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Action, Thought, Pragmatism Neo-Pragmatism and its Critics Methodology: Reconstructive Dialectics A History of Action Theory Defining Actions The Explanation of Action A Material Explication of Agency Agency and Existence Bibliography Endnotes