Mental Actions

Mental Actions

by Lucy O'Brien, Matthew Soteriou
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199225982

ISBN-13: 9780199225989

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve specially written essays address such questions as the following: Which phenomena should we count as mental actions—imagining, remembering, judging, for instance? How should we explain our knowledge of

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This volume investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve specially written essays address such questions as the following: Which phenomena should we count as mental actions—imagining, remembering, judging, for instance? How should we explain our knowledge of our mental actions, and what light does that throw on self-knowledge in general? What contributions do mental actions make to our consciousness? What is the relationship between the voluntary and the active, in the mental sphere? What are the similarities and differences between mental and physical action, and what can we learn about each from the other?

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ISBN-13:
9780199225989
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Matthew Soteriou (Warwick University)
Chapter 2 Mental Action: A Case Study, Al Mele (Florida State University)
Chapter 3 Judging and the Scope of Mental Agency, Fabian Dorsch (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Chapter 4 Reason in Action, John Gibbons (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Chapter 5 Reason, Voluntariness and Moral Responsibility, Thomas Pink (King's College London)
Chapter 6 Freedom and Practical Judgement, David Owens (University of Sheffield)
Chapter 7 Two Kinds of Agency, Pamela Hieronymi (University of California, Los Angeles)
Chapter 8 Trying and Acting, Brian O'Shaughnessy (King's College London)
Chapter 9 Perceptual Activity and the Will, Thomas Crowther (Heythrop College, University of London)
Chapter 10 Mental Action and Self-Awareness (II): Epistemology, Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University)
Chapter 11 Mental Actions and the No-Content Problem, Lucy O'Brien (University College London)
Chapter 12 Mental Agency, Conscious Thinking and Phenomenal Character, Matthew Soteriou (Warwick University)
Chapter 13 Is There a Sense of Agency for Thought? Joëlle Proust (Institut Nicod)
1. Introduction, Matthew Soteriou
2. Mental Action: A Case Study, Al Mele
3. Judging and the Scope of Mental Agency, Fabian Dorsch
4. Reason in Action, John Gibbons
5. Reason, Voluntariness and Moral Responsibility, Thomas Pink
6. Freedom and Practical Judgement, David Owens
7. Two Kinds of Agency, Pamela Hieronymi
8. Trying and Acting, Brian O'Shaughnessy
9. Perceptual Activity and the Will, Thomas Crowther
10. Mental Action and Self-Awareness (II): Epistemology, Christopher Peacocke
11. Mental Actions and the No-Content Problem, Lucy O'Brien
12. Mental Agency, Conscious Thinking and Phenomenal Character, Matthew Soteriou
13. Is There a Sense of Agency for Thought?, Joëlle Proust

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