Tadeusz Kotarbiaski's Action Theory: Reinterpretive Studies by Piotr Tomasz MakowskiTadeusz Kotarbiaski's Action Theory: Reinterpretive Studies by Piotr Tomasz Makowski

Tadeusz Kotarbiaski's Action Theory: Reinterpretive Studies

byPiotr Tomasz Makowski

Hardcover | December 15, 2016

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The book introduces Tadeusz KotarbiÅski's philosophy of action into the mainstream of contemporary action-theoretical debates. Piotr Makowski shows that KotarbiÅski-Alfred Tarski's teacher and one of the most important philosophers of the renowned Lvov-Warsaw school-proposed a groundbreaking, original, and (in at least a few respects) still fresh perspective in action theorizing. The book examines and develops KotarbiÅski's ideas in the context of the most recent discussions in the philosophy of action. The main idea behind KotarbiÅski's action theory-and thus, behind this book-is the significance of the philosophical investigations of the general conditions of effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of intentional actions. Makowski presents and reinterprets KotarbiÅski's views on these dimensions of our activities and sheds new light on the most important areas of action theory. 

Piotr Makowski is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. His current research interests embrace action theory, philosophy of psychology, and theories of rationality. He has presented his ideas at conferences and seminars in America, Europe, and Asia. He is an awardee of the Fulbright Fou...
Title:Tadeusz Kotarbiaski's Action Theory: Reinterpretive StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pagesPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319400509

ISBN - 13:9783319400501

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Theory of Efficient Action--The Task of Reinterpretation
2. The Virtues and Vices of KotarbiÅski's Praxiology
3. Effectiveness and Efficiency. The Praxiological Sense of Actions
4. Consequences of Concretism: Rationality and Reasons for Action.
5. The Organization of Actions and Planning
6. Automaticity and the Economization of Actions
7. Shared Agency. The Praxiological Approach