Intentionality, Deliberation and Autonomy: The Action-Theoretic Basis of Practical Philosophy

Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Many important thinkers in the philosophical tradition, like Aristotle or Hume, have used an explicit theory of action as the basis of their respective normative theories of practical rationality and morality. The idea behind this architecture of theories is that action theory can inform us about the origin, bonds, reach and limits of practical reason. The aim of this book is to revive this direct connection between action theory and practical philosophy, in particular to provide systematic action-theoretical underpinnings for the discussion about the normative structure of practical reason.

This book brings together a collection of specially commissioned essays from internationally prestigious scholars in the field and represents the state of the art in contemporary philosophy of action. The book is divided into three parts: i. conceptual work about what actions, intentions and intentional actions are; ii. empirical theory of practical deliberation; and iii.theories about the action theoretic features of autonomy. The volume significantly advances these three lines of research and offers important new contributions to each of them.

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About the author

Christoph Lumer and Sandro Nannini are both Professors of Philosophy at the University of Siena, Italy.

Christoph Lumer, Frederick Adams, Annie Steadman, Ralf Stoecker, Sandro Nannini, Geert Keil, Neil Roughley, Hugh J. McCann, Robert Audi, Michael E. Bratman, Michael Quante, Carl Ginet, Carlos J. Moya, Thomas Spitzley.

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Publisher
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Published on
Oct 1, 2012
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Pages
326
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ISBN
9781409485414
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
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