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Contemporary Action Theory Volume 1: Individual Action

Editors: Holmström-Hintikka, Ghita, Tuomela, R. (Eds.)

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Contemporary Action Theory, Volume I (Individual Action) is concerned with topics in philosophical action theory such as reasons and causes of action, intentions, freedom of will and of action, omissions and norms in legal and ethical contexts, as well as activity, passivity and competence from medical points of view. Cognitive trying, freedom of the will and agent causation are challenges in the discussion on computers in action. The Volume consists of contributions by leading experts in the field written specifically for this volume. No comparable volume currently exists.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Explanation and Understanding of Actions

    Pages 1-20

    Wright, Georg Henrik

  • Von Wright and Collingwood on Causation and the Explanation of Human Action

    Pages 21-43

    Martin, Rex

  • Metaphysical Foundations of Action Explanation

    Pages 45-64

    Marras, Ausonio

  • Reasons as Causes For Action

    Pages 65-82

    Wilson, George

  • On States, Actions, Omissions and Norms

    Pages 83-107

    Hilpinen, Risto

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Action Theory Volume 1: Individual Action
Editors
  • Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
  • R. Tuomela
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
266
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0439-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0439-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4752-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4914-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 317
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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