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On Action : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy - Carl Ginet

On Action

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

Paperback

Published: 6th August 1990
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This book deals with foundational issues in the history of the nature of action, the intentionality of action, the compatibility of freedom of action with determinism, and the explanation of action. Ginet's is a volitional view: that every action has as its core a "simple" mental action. He develops a sophisticated account of the individuation of actions and also propounds a challenging version of the view that freedom of action is incompatible with determinism.

'In each case Ginet's views are subtle and sensitive to the major issues and are presented in a context of a useful discussion of alternative positions ... [His book] should be read and studied by any philosopher seriously interested in the philosophy of action.' Michael Bratman, Stanford University

Preface
The nature of action
Voluntary exertion of the body
The individuation of actions
Intentional action
Free will versus determinism
Reasons explanation of ction
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ISBN: 9780521388184
ISBN-10: 052138818X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 6th August 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2