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The Resource Action, intention, and reason, Robert Audi

Action, intention, and reason, Robert Audi

Label
Action, intention, and reason
Title
Action, intention, and reason
Statement of responsibility
Robert Audi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of essays, Audi develops a general theory of action ranging from the nature of action and action-explanation to free and rational action. Eleven of the chapters were previously published. They include such well-known contributions to the philosophy of action as "The Concept of Wanting"(1973), "Intending" (1973), "Moral Responsibility, Freedom, and Compulsion" (1974), and "Acting for Reasons" (1986), and some more recent papers the influence of which is already being felt: "Self-Deception and Practical Reasoning" (1989), "Weakness of Will and Rational Action" (1990), "An Internalist Conception of Rational Action" (1990), and "Responsible Action and Virtuous Character"(1 991). Two chapters a renew essays: "Volition and Agency" and "Modalities of Knowledge and Freedom". An introductory essay presents an overview of Audi's position on action and situates the various chapters in a broader context. The volume divides into four main parts. Part 1 develops an account of the basic concepts featured in intentionalistic explanations of action and in familiar theories of the nature of action. Part 2 employs these concepts in developing a theory of the explanation of action. In the light of this theoretical background, part 3 defends a compatibilist view of freedom and moral responsibility (including responsibility for one's character), and (in a single chapter) sketches accounts of practical reasoning and of self-deception in preparation or an argument that actions promoted by self-deceptive practical reasoning may nevertheless be both free and rational. Finally, part 4 advances a view of rationality and rational action. -- from http://www.jstor.org (May 26, 2011)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Audi, Robert
Dewey number
128/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A35
LC item number
A839 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Will
  • Free will and determinism
  • Responsibility
  • Reason
Label
Action, intention, and reason, Robert Audi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: Reason in Action. The Intentionalistic Grounds of Action --- Explanation by Reasons --- Freedom, Determinism, and the Scope of Responsibility --- Reason, Value, and the Rationality of Agents ---- Part I. Desire, Intention, and Volition. 1. The Concept of Wanting --- 2. Intending --- 3. Volition and Agency ---- Part II. The Explanation of Action. 4. Intentionalistic Explanations of Action --- 5. Wants and intentions in the Explanation of Action --- 6. Acting for Reasons ---- Part III. Freedom, Responsibility, and the Causation of Action. 7. Moral Responsibility, Freedom, and Compulsion --- 8. Self-Deception and Practical Reasoning --- 9. Responsible Action and Virtuous Character --- 10. Modalities of Knowledge and Freedom ---- Part IV. Rational Action. 11. Rationality and Valuation --- 12. Weakness of Will and Rational Action --- 13. An Internalist Conception of Rational Action
Control code
634768
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 362 p.
Isbn
9780801481055
Lccn
93022578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Action, intention, and reason, Robert Audi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: Reason in Action. The Intentionalistic Grounds of Action --- Explanation by Reasons --- Freedom, Determinism, and the Scope of Responsibility --- Reason, Value, and the Rationality of Agents ---- Part I. Desire, Intention, and Volition. 1. The Concept of Wanting --- 2. Intending --- 3. Volition and Agency ---- Part II. The Explanation of Action. 4. Intentionalistic Explanations of Action --- 5. Wants and intentions in the Explanation of Action --- 6. Acting for Reasons ---- Part III. Freedom, Responsibility, and the Causation of Action. 7. Moral Responsibility, Freedom, and Compulsion --- 8. Self-Deception and Practical Reasoning --- 9. Responsible Action and Virtuous Character --- 10. Modalities of Knowledge and Freedom ---- Part IV. Rational Action. 11. Rationality and Valuation --- 12. Weakness of Will and Rational Action --- 13. An Internalist Conception of Rational Action
Control code
634768
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 362 p.
Isbn
9780801481055
Lccn
93022578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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