Contemporary Action Theory Volume 1: Individual Action

  • Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
  • Raimo Tuomela

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 266)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Georg Henrik von Wright
    Pages 1-20
  3. George Wilson
    Pages 65-82
  4. Risto Hilpinen
    Pages 83-107
  5. Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
    Pages 109-134
  6. Alfred R. Mele
    Pages 135-143
  7. Myles Brand
    Pages 197-217
  8. Hugh J. McCann
    Pages 219-232
  9. Gottfried Seebass
    Pages 233-250
  10. John Bishop
    Pages 251-266
  11. David-Hillel Ruben
    Pages 267-286
  12. Frederick Adams
    Pages 287-314
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 315-317

About this book


Contemporary Action Theory, Volume I (Individual Action) is concerned with topics in philosophical action theory such as reasons and causes of action, intentions, freedom of will and of action, omissions and norms in legal and ethical contexts, as well as activity, passivity and competence from medical points of view. Cognitive trying, freedom of the will and agent causation are challenges in the discussion on computers in action. The Volume consists of contributions by leading experts in the field written specifically for this volume. No comparable volume currently exists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ghita Holmström-Hintikka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Raimo Tuomela
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Academy of FinlandFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4914-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0439-7
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