New Waves In Philosophy Of Action

Paperback | December 15, 2010

EditorJess Aguilar, Andrei A. Buckareff, Keith Frankish

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This volume contains a set of state-of-the-art essays by younger philosophers on various topics in the philosophy of action. Some of the essays are about the metaphysics of action and agency; some consider the nature of autonomy and free agency; some explore conceptual and normative issues, some draw on data from psychology and psychopathology. But what all of them have in common is that they address some problem related to our existence as human agents. The range of topics covered is this collection is broad. This is intentional. Rather than focus on one narrow topic in the philosophy of action, this volume brings together papers that, taken together, introduce readers to some key debates in contemporary philosophy of action. Readers new to the field should come away from the volume with a good sense of the state-of-the-art with respect to current thinking about human action and agency. For their part, established researchers in the field will find the essays to be original contributions that substantially advance many debates about action and agency.

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This volume contains a set of state-of-the-art essays by younger philosophers on various topics in the philosophy of action. Some of the essays are about the metaphysics of action and agency; some consider the nature of autonomy and free agency; some explore conceptual and normative issues, some draw on data from psychology and psychop...

JESÚS H. AGUILAR is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He is co-editor with Andrei Buckareff of Philosophy of Action: 5 Questions (2009) and Causing Human Action: New Perspectives on the Casual Theory of Action (forthcoming). He has published articles on topics in philosophy of mind and action...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.58 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230601

ISBN - 13:9780230230606

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF ACTION AND AGENCY
Agency, Ownership, and the Standard Theory; M.E.Schlosser
Failing to do the Impossible; C.Sartorio
Experimental Philosophy of Action; T.Nadelhoffer
PART II: AUTONOMY
Identification, Psychology, and Habits; B.Pollard
Mass Perverse Identification: An Argument for a Modest Concept of Autonomy; Y.Shemmer
Cartesian Reflections on the Autonomy of the Mental; M.Soteriou
PART III: FREE AGENCY
The Revisionist Turn: A Brief History of Recent Work on Free Will; M.Vargas
Luck and Free Will; N.Levy
Experimental Philosophy on Free Will: An Error Theory for Incompatibilist Intuitions; E.Nahmias&D.Murray
PART IV: ACTION AND AGENCY IN CONTEXT
Agentive Experiences as Pushmi-Pullyu Representations; T.Bayne
Double Bookkeeping in Delusions: Explaining the Gap Between Saying and Doing; L.Bortolotti
The Limits of Rationality in Collective Action Explanations; S.R.Chant
Index
Original contributions
New research data
Research trend setting
Interdisciplinary content
A collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by some of the best young philosophers working on the myriad problems of action and agency. Each one has already made important contributions to the philosophy of action and cognate areas. The chapters reflect their research and make a significant contribution to some debate in the field.
JESÚS H. AGUILAR is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He is co-editor with Andrei Buckareff of Philosophy of Action: 5 Questions (2009) and Causing Human Action: New Perspectives on the Casual Theory of Action (forthcoming). He has published articles on topics in philosophy of mind and action, Latin-American philosophy, and philosophy of literature.
 
ANDREI A. BUCKAREFF is Assistant Professor at Marist College, USA. He has published articles on topics in epistemology, philosophy of mind and action, and philosophy of religion.
 
KEITH FRANKISH is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University, UK and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Programme of the University of Crete. He is author of Mind and Supermind (2004), Consciousness (2005) and numerous articles. He is also co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (2009).