Facing the Future: Agents and Choices in Our Indeterminist World

Hardcover | July 15, 2001

byNuel Belnap, Michael Perloff, Ming Xu

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Here is an important new theory of human action, a theory that assumes actions are founded on choices made by agents who face an open future. It is a theory that makes indeterminism not only intelligible but illuminating. Tools from philosophy of language and philosophical logic help generatea full-scale account of agents "seeing to it that." The authors then proceed to clarify a variety of action-related topics such as determinism vs. indeterminism, imperatives, promises, strategies, joint agency, "could have done otherwise," deontic constructions, and assertions about a not yetsettled future.

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Here is an important new theory of human action, a theory that assumes actions are founded on choices made by agents who face an open future. It is a theory that makes indeterminism not only intelligible but illuminating. Tools from philosophy of language and philosophical logic help generatea full-scale account of agents "seeing to it...

Ming Xu is at all at University of Pittsburgh.
Format:HardcoverPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138783

ISBN - 13:9780195138788

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