Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of Action by A. LaitinenReasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of Action by A. Laitinen

Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of Action

byA. LaitinenEditorC. Sandis

Hardcover | July 12, 2013

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Are the reasons for which we act the causes of our actions? In the nine essays collected here (including a major historical overview by the editors), experts in the field re-evaluate the history and current state of the reasons/causes debate.
Maria Alvarez, King's College London, UK John Heil, Washington University in St Louis, USA Daniel D. Hutto, University of Hertfordshire, UK Brian P. McLaughlin, Rutgers University, USA Alfred R. Mele, Florida State University, USA Scott Sehon, Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, USA Karsten Stueber, College of the Holy Cross in Worce...
Title:Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of ActionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.88 inPublished:July 12, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580645

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Introduction 1. From Anti-Causalism to Causalism and Back: A History of the Reasons/Causes Debate; Giuseppina D'Oro and Constantine Sandis 2. Still a Cause for Concern: Reasons, Causes and Explanations; Dan Hutto 3. Mental Causation According to Davidson; John Heil 4. Why Rationalization Is Not a Species of Causal Explanation; Brian P. McLaughlin 5. Prolegomena to a Cartographical Investigation of Cause and Reason; Julia Tanney 6. Explaining Actions and Explaining Bodily Movements; Maria Alvarez 7. Actions, Explanations, and Causes; Alfred R. Mele 8. The Causal Theory of Action and the Commitments of Common Sense Psychology; Scott Sehon 9. Explaining Human Agency: Reasons, Causes, and the First Person Perspective; Karsten Stueber Index

Editorial Reviews

'The editors of this volume have put together a fine collection of papers. The chapters are consistently very good. Anyone doing scholarship on Davidson will find much of interest in here (especially the essays by D'Oro and Sandis, Hutto, and Heil). The same is true of philosophers working on mental causation. But this book will be of the most value to philosophers working in action theory, particularly those working on debates over reason-explanations.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews