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Palgrave Philosophy Today

Philosophy of Action

Authors: O'Brien, Lilian

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Accessible and wide-ranging, this introduction to contemporary Philosophy of Action guides the reader through the major views and arguments. The topics addressed include the nature of intentional action and its explanation, the nature of reasons, the role of desire and intention in action, the nature of autonomy and the possibility of group agents.

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Lilian O'Brien is a Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Cork in Ireland.

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“This book is published in Palgrave Macmillan's Philosophy Today series, which is supposed to provide researchers and advanced students of philosophy with an introduction to contemporary discussions in specific subfields of philosophy. … this is a quick enjoyable read, clearly and concisely written. It gives the reader a taste of some of many fascinating issues that are being explored in contemporary philosophy of action.” (Olle Blomberg, metapsychology online reviews, metapsychology.mentalhelp.net, Vol. 21 (3), January, 2017)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Action
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Philosophy Today
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31748-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137317483
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23280-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-23281-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 172
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