A Companion to the Philosophy of Action.

O'Connor, Timothy.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2010.
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Action offers a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems central to the philosophy of action. The first volume to survey the entire field of philosophy of action (the central issues and processes relating to human actions) Brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts Discusses a range of ideas and doctrines, including rationality, free will and determinism, virtuous action, criminal responsibility, Attribution Theory, and rational agency in evolutionary perspective Individual chapters also cover prominent historic figures from Plato to Ricoeur Can be approached as a complete narrative, but also serves as a work of reference Offers rich insights into an area of philosophical thought that has attracted thinkers since the time of the ancient Greeks.
A Companion to the Philosophy of Action
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Part I: Acts and Actions
1: Action Theory and Ontology
2: Basic Actions and Individuation
3: Trying to Act
4: Bodily Movements
5: The Causal Theory of Action
6: Adverbs of Action and Logical Form
7: Refraining, Omitting, and Negative Acts
8: Speech Acts
9: Collective Action
10: Habitual Actions
11: Cambridge Actions
12: Pluralism about Action
Part II: Agency and Causation
13: Volition and the Will
14: Intention
15: Desire and Pleasure
16: Teleological Explanation
17: Reasons and Causes
18: Triggering and Structuring Causes
19: Motivating Reasons
20: Humeanism about Motivation
21: Deviant Causal Chains
22: Action Explanation and the Unconscious
23: Mental Causation and Epiphenomenalism
24: The Explanatory Role of Consciousness
25: What a Difference Emotions Make
26: Agency, Patiency, and Personhood
27: Mental Acts
28: Agent Causation
29: Bodily Awareness and Bodily Action
30: Agents' Knowledge
31: Practical Reasoning
32: Deliberation and Decision
33: Motivational Strength
34: Addiction and Compulsion
35: Akrasia and Irrationality
Part III: Action in Special Contexts
36: Rationality
37: Motivational Internalism and Externalism
38: Free Will and Determinism
39: Responsibility and Autonomy
40: Virtuous Action
41: The Doctrine of Double Effect
42: Action and Criminal Responsibility
43: Intention in Law
44: Scientific Challenges to Free Will
45: Intentional Action in Folk Psychology
46: Attribution Theory
47: Rational Agency in Evolutionary Perspective
48: Animal Agency
49: Action in Cognitive Ethology
50: Action in History and Social Science.
51: The Prediction of Action
Part IV: Prominent Figures
52: Indian Philosophers
53: Plato
54: Aristotle
55: Stoics, Epicureans, and Aristotelians
56: Augustine and Aquinas
57: Duns Scotus
58: Thomas Hobbes
59: Descartes
60: Locke
61: Berkeley
62: Thomas Reid
63: Hume
64: Kant
65: Nietzsche
66: Hegel
67: Weber
68: Wittgenstein
69: Ryle
70: Sartre
71: Chisholm
72: Von Wright
73: Davidson
74: Anscombe
75: Ricœur
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Sandis, Constantine.
O'Connor, Timothy.
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