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

Action and Existence: A Case For Agent Causation

byJ. Swindal

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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.

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JAMES SWINDAL is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University, USA. He is author of Reflection Revisited: Jürgen Habermas's Discursive Theory of Truth and has published on topics in critical theory, neo-pragmatism, ethics, and Catholic philosophy.
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Title:Action and Existence: A Case For Agent CausationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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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