Agents and their Actions

Agents and their Actions

Editor(s): Maximilian de Gaynesford

Published Online: 8 SEP 2011 09:55AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444339086

Online ISBN: 9781444346763

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346763

About this Book

Reflecting a recent flourishing of creative thinking in the field, Agents and Their Actions presents seven newly commissioned essays by leading international philosophers that highlight the most recent debates in the philosophy of action

  • Features seven internationally significant authors, including new work by two of philosophy's 'super stars', John McDowell and Joseph Raz
  • Presents the first clear indication of how John McDowell is extending his path-breaking work on intentionality and perceptual experience towards an account of action and agency
  • Covers all the major interconnections between action-agency and central areas of Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Language
  • Provides a snapshot of current debate on the subject, which is fresh, enlightening, and fruitful

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