Action in Context / Anton Leist.
Contributor(s): Leist, Anton.Material type: BookPublisher: Berlin ;Boston : De Gruyter, Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (398p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110898798.Subject(s): Act (Philosophy) | Philosophy | Handlung (Begriff) | Individuum | PhilosophieDDC classification: 128.4 Online resources: De Gruyter Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: Through Contexts to Actions -- Thought and Action -- I. Acting for Reasons -- Reasons for Action and Psychological States -- Reasons for Action without Metaphysics? -- The Causalist/Anti-causalist Debate in the Theory of Action: What It Is and Why It Matters -- In Defence of Causalism -- Two Ways to Understand Causality in Agency -- On the Importance of Reconciling Two Models of Causality in Agency -- Actions, Habits, and Practices -- The Reach of Habit -- II. Action, Persons and Life -- What Good is a Will? -- On the Ways and Uses of Intending: Lessons from Velleman’s Bratman Critique -- Personal Identity and Agency: Towards Analytical Personalism -- Looking for the Real Enemy -- The Units of Living -- Making Sense of Ourselves -- III. Action and Epistemology -- Knowledge in Action -- A Seeming Solution to a Seeming Puzzle in Explaining Action -- Cognition and Action -- Notes on Distinctions -- Action and Inquiry -- Knowledgeable Inquiry -- Name Index -- Subject Index
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Das Buch beleuchtet den Begriff der Handlung in drei unterschiedlichen Kontexten: im Kontext der Rechtfertigung von Handlungen, der Lebensgeschichte von Personen und des Pragmatismus. Eine solche umfassende Betrachtung, die eine Abkehr von der atomisti
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The book illustrates the concept of action in three different contexts - the justification of actions, people’s life history, and pragmatism. Because of its comprehensive view, this volume marks a departure from the atomistic approach of action theory. This in itself raises a number of questions, which the ten contributors to this volume deal with in an instructive manner.
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