New Essays on the Explanation of Action

Hardcover | November 28, 2008

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A solid cast of contributors present the first collection of essays on the Philosophy of Action.

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A solid cast of contributors present the first collection of essays on the Philosophy of Action.

CONSTANTINE SANDIS is a senior lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University and NYU in London, UK. He is currently co-editing, with Timothy O Connor, A Companion to the Philosophy of Action.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.06 inPublished:November 28, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
PART I: REASONS AND CAUSES
What Must Actions be for Reasons to Explain Them?--F.Dretske
What Kind of Things are Reasons for Action?--S.Everson
Was Sally's Reason for Running From the Bear that She Thought it was Chasing Her?--R.Stout
Con-reasons as Causes--D.H. Ruben
Agential Reasons and the Explanation of Human Behaviour--P.M.S.Hacker
Reasons as Non-causal, Context-placing Explanations--J.Tanney
Interpretive Explanations--G.F.Schueler
Anscombe on the Expression of Intention: An Exegesis--R.Moran&--M.J.Stone
Can One Act for a Reason Without Acting Intentionally? --J.Knobe&--S.D.Kelly
Reasons: Explanatory and Normative--J.Raz
Reasons, Desires and Intentional Actions--M.Alvarez
A Niggle at Nagel: Causally Active Desires and the Explanation of Action--C.Pigden
Acting in Character--A.Baier
Aquinas on the Explanation of Action--S.Boulter
Acting for Reasons A Grass Root Approach--R.Stoecker
PART II: AGENCY AND MORAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sub-Intentional Actions and the Over-Mentalization of Agency--H.Steward
Determinism, Intentional Action, and Bodily Movements--F.Stoutland
Free Agency, Causation, and Action Explanation--E.J.Lowe
Gods and Mental States: The Causation of Action in Ancient Tragedy and Modern Philosophy of Mind--C.Sandis
Aristotle's Conception of Practical Thinking--A.W.Price
Action in Moral Metaphysics; J.Dancy
Non-cognitivism and Motivation--N.Zangwill
Index