Philosophy of Action

Philosophy of Action

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The Philosophy of Action: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key work by top scholars, arranged thematically and accompanied by expert introductions written by the editors. This unique collection brings together a selection of the most influential essays from the 1960s to the present day. An invaluable collection that brings together a selection of the most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of action, from the 1960a€™s to the present day No other broad-ranging and detailed coverage of this kind currently exists in the field Each themed section opens with a synoptic introduction and includes a comprehensive further reading list to guide students Includes sections on action and agency, willing and trying, intention and intentional action, acting for a reason, the explanation of action, and free agency and responsibility Written and organised in a style that allows it to be used as a primary teaching resource in its own right... is associated with one (but not the other) kind of control.13 Let us suppose that I am driving my car.14 It is functioning well, and I wish to make a right turn. As a result of my intention to turn right, I signal, turn the steering wheel, and carefully guide the car to the right. ... But this Frankfurttype case shows how they can at least in principle pull apart: one can have guidance control without regula- tive control.

Title:Philosophy of Action
Author:Jonathan Dancy, Constantine Sandis
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-02-23


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