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andlt;Pandgt;The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the andquot;standard storyandquot; of human action and agency--the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the contributors defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others cite the latest empirical research on human action. All agree, however, on the centrality of the CTA in the philosophy of action. The contributors first consider metaphysical issues, then reasons-explanations of action, and, finally, new directions for thinking about the CTA. They discuss such topics as the tenability of some alternatives to the CTA; basic causal deviance; the etiology of action; teleologism and anticausalism; and the compatibility of the CTA with theories of embodied cognition. Two contributors engage in an exchange of views on intentional omissions that stretches over four essays, directly responding to each other in their follow-up essays. As the action-oriented perspective becomes more influential in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science, this volume offers a long-needed debate over foundational issues. Contributors Fred Adams, Jesús H. Aguilar, John Bishop, Andrei A. Buckareff, Randolph Clarke, Jennifer Hornsby, Alicia Juarrero, Alfred R. Mele, Michael S. Moore, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Josef Perner, Johannes Roessler, David-Hillel Ruben, Carolina Sartorio, Michael Smith, Rowland Stoutandlt;/Pandgt;

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Leading figures working in the philosophy of action debate foundational issues relating to the causal theory of action.

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andlt;Pandgt;Leading figures working in the philosophy of action debate foundational issues relating to the causal theory of action.andlt;/Pandgt;

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The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the standard story of human action and agency--the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the contributors defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others cite the latest empirical research on human action. All agree, however, on the centrality of the CTA in the philosophy of action.

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The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the "standard story" of human action and agency — the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the contributors defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others cite the latest empirical research on human action. All agree, however, on the centrality of the CTA in the philosophy of action. The contributors first consider metaphysical issues, then reasons-explanations of action, and, finally, new directions for thinking about the CTA. They discuss such topics as the tenability of some alternatives to the CTA; basic causal deviance; the etiology of action; teleologism and anticausalism; and the compatibility of the CTA with theories of embodied cognition. Two contributors engage in an exchange of views on intentional omissions that stretches over four essays, directly responding to each other in their follow-up essays. As the action-oriented perspective becomes more influential in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science, this volume offers a long-needed debate over foundational issues.

ContributorsFred Adams, Jesús H. Aguilar, John Bishop, Andrei A. Buckareff, Randolph Clarke, Jennifer Hornsby, Alicia Juarrero, Alfred R. Mele, Michael S. Moore, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Josef Perner, Johannes Roessler, David-Hillel Ruben, Carolina Sartorio, Michael Smith, Rowland Stout

About the Author

Jesús H. Aguilar is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology.Andrei A. Buckareff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marist College.

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9780262514767
Author:
Aguilar, Jesas H.
Publisher:
Bradford Book
Editor:
Buckareff, Andrei A.
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Sartorio, Carolina
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Moore, Michael S.
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Buckareff, Andrei A.
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Clarke, Randolph
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Hornsby, Jennifer
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Aguilar, Jes�s H.
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Mele, Alfred R.
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Roessler, Johannes
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Ruben, David-Hillel
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Juarrero, Alicia
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Aguilar, Jesús H.
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Stout, Rowland
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Bishop, John
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Perner, Josef
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Adams, Fred
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Smith, Michael
Author:
Nadelhoffer, Thomas
Author:
Aguilar, Jes
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Developmental - General
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Causing Human Actions
Publication Date:
20100820
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
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Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Leading figures working in the philosophy of action debate foundational issues relating to the causal theory of action.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;Leading figures working in the philosophy of action debate foundational issues relating to the causal theory of action.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the standard story of human action and agency--the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the contributors defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others cite the latest empirical research on human action. All agree, however, on the centrality of the CTA in the philosophy of action.
"Synopsis" by , The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the "standard story" of human action and agency — the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This volume brings together leading figures working in action theory today to discuss issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the contributors defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others cite the latest empirical research on human action. All agree, however, on the centrality of the CTA in the philosophy of action. The contributors first consider metaphysical issues, then reasons-explanations of action, and, finally, new directions for thinking about the CTA. They discuss such topics as the tenability of some alternatives to the CTA; basic causal deviance; the etiology of action; teleologism and anticausalism; and the compatibility of the CTA with theories of embodied cognition. Two contributors engage in an exchange of views on intentional omissions that stretches over four essays, directly responding to each other in their follow-up essays. As the action-oriented perspective becomes more influential in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science, this volume offers a long-needed debate over foundational issues.

ContributorsFred Adams, Jesús H. Aguilar, John Bishop, Andrei A. Buckareff, Randolph Clarke, Jennifer Hornsby, Alicia Juarrero, Alfred R. Mele, Michael S. Moore, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Josef Perner, Johannes Roessler, David-Hillel Ruben, Carolina Sartorio, Michael Smith, Rowland Stout

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