Action, Intention, and Reason

Action, Intention, and Reason

by Robert Audi
     
 

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"In this collection of essays, Audi develops a general theory of action ranging from the nature of action and action-explanation to free and rational action. . . . Audi employs a host of subtle distinctions and carefully crafted arguments in defending a unified position on the major issues in action theory. In his characteristically lucid prose, he makes vivid the

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"In this collection of essays, Audi develops a general theory of action ranging from the nature of action and action-explanation to free and rational action. . . . Audi employs a host of subtle distinctions and carefully crafted arguments in defending a unified position on the major issues in action theory. In his characteristically lucid prose, he makes vivid the location of those issues at the intersection of ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind. . . . [This volume] will make a lasting contribution to the literature in action theory."—Alfred R. Mele, Mind

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Three new essays and 11 others published since 1971 develop and defend a general position on action theory that is intentionalist about the nature of action, causal and nomic about explanations of action, compatibilist about free action and moral responsibility, internalist about the grounds of rational actions, and holistic about the nature of rationality. Paper edition (8105-8), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801481055
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
5/29/2009
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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