A Companion to the Philosophy of Action by Timothy O'Connor, Constantine Sandis

By Timothy O'Connor, Constantine Sandis

A significant other to the Philosophy of motion deals a complete review of the problems and difficulties important to the philosophy of action.

  • The first quantity to survey the total box of philosophy of motion (the significant matters and approaches in relation to human actions)
  • Brings jointly particularly commissioned chapters from foreign experts
  • Discusses more than a few principles and doctrines, together with rationality, loose will and determinism, virtuous motion, felony accountability, Attribution conception, and rational corporation in evolutionary perspective
  • Individual chapters additionally conceal admired historical figures from Plato to Ricoeur
  • Can be approached as a whole narrative, but additionally serves as a piece of reference
  • Offers wealthy insights into a space of philosophical concept that has attracted thinkers because the time of the traditional Greeks

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Now, when we were discussing earlier the Kimian view of events as property exemplifications, it is evident that it was properties conceived as universals that were at issue. Indeed Kim’s view was developed before the modern resurgence of interest in trope theory. Simple examples of tropes would be the particular or individual redness of a certain red apple, or the particular or individual roundness of a certain round ball. However, once we have the ontological resources of trope theory at our disposal, the ontology of action requires some significant re-thinking.

Oxford: Oxford University Press. O’Connor, T. (2000). Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will. New York: Oxford University Press. Thomson, J. J. (1971). The time of a killing. Journal of Philosophy, 68, 115–132. 9 2 Basic Actions and Individuation CONSTANTINE SANDIS Basic Actions Its theoretical roots can be traced at least as far back as Aristotle (Physics 256a6–8; compare The Bhagavad G¯ı ta¯, Ch. ). However, the phrase ‘basic action’ was only introduced in 1963, by A. C. 1 Danto’s overall aim throughout his writings on basic actions is to identify the point at which the regress of things we can do comes to an end and agency thereby begins (and arguably freedom and moral responsibility with it, too; but contrast Prichard 1949b: 11 and Chisholm 1966 to Frankfurt 1969).

Moral obligation, edited by W. D. Ross, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Reid, T. (1969). Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind [1788; original title: Essay on the Active Powers of Man], edited by B. A. Brody. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Sandis, C. (2006) ‘When did the killing occur? Donald Davidson on action individuation. Daimon. Revista de Filosofía, 37, 179–183. Sandis, C. (2010). The Things We Do and Why We Do Them. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Sorensen, R. A. (1985). Self-deception and scattered events.

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