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Action and Existence

A Case For Agent Causation

Authors: Swindal, J.

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Since the pioneering work of Donald Davidson on action, many philosophers have taken critical stances on his causal account. This book criticizes Davidson's event-causal view of action, and offers instead an agent causal view both to describe what an action is and to set a framework for how actions are explained.

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JAMES SWINDAL is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University, USA. He is author of Reflection Revisited: J├╝rgen Habermas's Discursive Theory of Truth and has published on topics in critical theory, neo-pragmatism, ethics, and Catholic philosophy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Action and Existence
Book Subtitle
A Case For Agent Causation
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35546-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230355460
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29667-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33382-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 206
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