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The latest offering in the highly successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series, The Philosophy of Action features contributions from twelve leading figures in the field, including: Robert Audi, Michael Bratman, Donald Davidson, Wayne Davis, Harry Frankfurt, Carl Ginet, Gilbert Harman, Jennifer Hornsby, Jaegwon Kim, Hugh McCann, Paul Moser, and Brian O'Shaughnessy. Alfred Mele provides an introductory essay on the topics chosen and the questions they deal with. Topics addressed include intention, reasons for action, and the nature and explanation of internal action. A selective bibliography is included as a guide to further reading. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this collection provides an accessible and stimulating introduction for readers interested in the philosophy of action, the philosophy of mind, and moral philosophy.

About the Author

Veit Erlmann studied musicology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy in Berlin and Cologne, obtaining a Ph.D. in 1978. He has since done fieldwork in several African countries, and has taught at the University of Natal, the University of Chicago, the University of Witwatersrand, and the Free

University of Berlin. He is currently Professor and Endowed Chair in the School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

A Tale of a Tub, John Traugott

Gulliver and the Gentle Reader, C.J. Rawson

Rhetoric and Poems: The Example of Swift, William K. Wimsatt

Pope: Bipolar Implication, Irvin Ehrenpreis

Alexander Pope: The Political Poet in his Time, Howard Erskine-Hill

"A Double Capacity:" The Beggar's Opera, Ian Donaldson

Generic Transformation and Social Change: Rethinking the Rise of the Novel, Michael McKeon

Life as Pilgrimage and as Theater, Ronald Paulson

Robinson Crusoe: The Self as Master, John J. Richetti

Defoe's Prose Style: The Language of Interpretation, G.A. Starr

Penetration and Impenetrability in Clarissa, Leo Braudy

Tom Jones: Irony and Judgment, John Preston

Smollett and the Old Conventions, Michael Rosenblum

Pastoral War in Tristram Shandy, Richard A. Lanham

Learning to Read Johnson: The Vision of Theodore and The Vanity of Human Wishes, Lawrence Lipking

Structure and Absence in Boswell's Life of Johnson, William C. Dowling

"Our unnatural No-voice": The Heroic Epistle, Pope, and Women's Gothic, Gillian Beer

The Flight from History in Mid-Century Poetry, John Sitter

The Urbane Sublime, Marshall Brown

Dynamics of Fear: Fanny Burney, Patricia Meyer Spacks

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Mele, Alfred R.
Oxford University Press, USA
Mele, Alfred R.
Mele, Alfred R.
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Mind & Body
Act (philosophy)
Philosophy | Mind
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