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Time and the Philosophy of Action (Hardcover)

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Although scholarship in philosophy of action has grown in recent years, there has been little work explicitly dealing with the role of time in agency—a role with great significance for the study of action theory. As the articles in this collection demonstrate, virtually every fundamental issue in the philosophy of action involves considerations of time. The four sections of this volume address the metaphysics of action, diachronic practical rationality, the relation between deliberation and action, and the phenomenology of agency, providing an overview of the central developments in each area with an emphasis on the role of temporality. Including contributions by established, rising, and new voices in the field,Agency Through Time brings together analytic work in philosophy of action together with contributions from continental philosophy, and also acknowledges the growing influence of the Pittsburgh school in recent developments in action theory.

Although scholarship in philosophy of action has grown in recent years, there has been little work explicitly dealing with the role of time in agency?a role with great significance for the study of action theory. As the articles in this collection demonstrate, virtually every fundamental issue in the philosophy of action involves considerations of time. The four sections of this volume address the metaphysics of action, diachronic practical rationality, the relation between deliberation and action, and the phenomenology of agency, providing an overview of the central developments in each area with an emphasis on the role of temporality. Including contributions by established, rising, and new voices in the field, Agency Through Time brings together analytic work in philosophy of action together with contributions from continental philosophy, and also acknowledges the growing influence of the Pittsburgh school in recent developments in action theory.

Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Epistemology
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 29, 2016
TCIN: 16959188
UPC: 9780415735247
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-3388

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