Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey

Volume 3: Philosophy of Action

Editors: Fløistad, Guttorm (Ed.)

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This publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chroni­ cles, Philosophy in the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Con­ temporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Kli­ bansky. Like the other series, these chronicles provide a survey of important trends in contemporary philosophical discussion from 1966 to 1978. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, particularly in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language, the convergence of interest (though not necessarily of opinion) of different traditions upon certain prob­ lems, and the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contemporary problems are the most important contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valuable source of knowledge of this complexity and may as such be an assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philosophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may also help to strengthen the Socratic element of modern philosophy, the dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschajt. So far, four volumes have been prepared for the new series. The present chronicles in Philosophy of Action (Vol. 3) follow upon chronicles in the Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic (V 01. 1) and chronicles in the Philosophy of Science (Vol.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fløistad, Guttorm

    Pages 1-14

  • Explanation of action

    Tuomela, Raimo

    Pages 15-43

  • Philosophy of action: Davidson, von Wright, and the debate over causation

    Stoutland, Frederick

    Pages 45-72

  • Ability, possibility and responsibility

    Tiles, J. E.

    Pages 73-105

  • The problem about the nature of law

    Raz, J.

    Pages 107-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volume 3: Philosophy of Action
Editors
  • Guttorm Fløistad
Series Title
Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-3948-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-3948-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-2632-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-247-3299-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 370
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