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Analytical Philosophy of Action

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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117517

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  • A study of the philosophical problems associated with the concept of action. Professor Danto is concerned to isolate logically the notion of a 'basic action' and to examine the way in which context and intention, for example, can convert physiological movements into significant actions. He finds many suggestive parallels between the concepts - the logical architecture - of action and cognition and in developing this theme he becomes involved in and proposes new approaches to various long-standing problems connected with causality, determinism and materialism. As in his earlier books, Analytical Philosophy of History and Analytical Philosophy of Knowledge, Professor Danto places the discussion in a broad historical and philosophical perspective and brings to it a wide reading and an unusual range of interests. He is always prepared to venture novel ideas to stimulate further debate and research and the book as a whole is presented as an original contribution to a subject which is attracting increasing attention from philosophers and from psychologists with an interest in the conceptual assumptions behind their work.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117517
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Knowledge and action
    2. Basic actions and basic cognitions
    3. Basic actions and psychological processes
    4. Causality and basic actions
    5. Gifts
    6. Feelings and forbearances
    7. Freedom
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Arthur C. Danto

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