Motivation And Agency

Paperback | September 15, 2005

byAlfred R. Mele

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What place does motivation have in the lives of intelligent agents? Mele's answer is sensitive to the concerns of philosophers of mind and moral philosophers and informed by empirical work. He offers a distinctive, comprehensive, attractive view of human agency. This book stands boldly at theintersection of philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, and metaphysics.

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What place does motivation have in the lives of intelligent agents? Mele's answer is sensitive to the concerns of philosophers of mind and moral philosophers and informed by empirical work. He offers a distinctive, comprehensive, attractive view of human agency. This book stands boldly at theintersection of philosophy of mind, moral ph...

Alfred R. Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.45 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195189520

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"Why do we do what we do? Alfred Mele attempts to answer this question and related ones by drawing from the fields of action theory, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, and even empirical psychology. The result is a book that is clearly written, shows a command of the contemporary literaturein a number of fields, and attempts to offer rigorous solutions that nonetheless take into account commonsense opinions about the topics."--Review of Metaphysics