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Philosophy of Action

Edited by Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire) Assistant editor: István Zárdai (Keio University) About this topic Summary

The philosophy of action includes topics and issues as diverse as those of action theory, agency, autonomy, criminal liability, joint action, free will, decision theory, practical reason, speech acts, motivation, reasons and reasoning, and intention. So whilst it is a distinct area of enquiry in its own right, many issues in the philosophy of action cannot be addressed independently of philosophy of mind, ethics, metaphysics, legal and political philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of language philosophy of science, behavioural science, and cognitive ethology. Conversely, progress in these and other fields often requires a philosophical investigation of the nature of action, intention, volition, free agency, deliberation, and so on.

Key works The philosophical study of action and its motives can be traced back to ancient Greek and Indian philosophy. It is of central importance, for example, to Aristotle & Ostwald 1962, and accounts of action have also played a key role in the work of most of the great philosophers of human nature, including Aquinas, Suarez, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Collingwood, and Wittgenstein. In contemporary philosophy key works have focused on topics as diverse as those of ontology and individuation (Hornsby 1980), mental causation (Heil & Mele 1991), intention (Anscombe 1957), weaknes of will (Charlton 1988), practical reasoning (Audi 1989), reasons and explanation (Dretske 1988), historical action (Dray 1995), free will (Kane 2001), addiction&control (Mele 1996), criminal liability (Shute et al 1993 ), joint and collective actions (Searle 1990), and decision theory (Kaplan 1983). Through a series of highly influential papers, Donald Davidson (Davidson 2001) adressed almost all of the above aspects of philosophy of action within a causalist framework which continues to challenge and inspire. Introductions Danto 1973 Davis 1979 Moya 1990 O'Connor & Sandis 2010 Stout 2005 Show all references In this area Subcategories Free Will (8,947 | 93)Justin A. Capes Free Will and Science (983 | 9)Marcela Herdova Free Will and Genetics (13) Free Will and Neuroscience (339) Free Will and Physics (109) Free Will and Psychology (412) Free Will and Science, Misc (101) The Will* (239) Theories of Free Will (4,464 | 1,149) Agent Causation (256)Shai Roitman Compatibilism (894) Free Will Skepticism (209) Identification Theories (91) Incompatibilism (613)Christopher Frugé Libertarianism about Free Will (774)Alex Fiorello Semi-Compatibilism (202) Theories of Freedom* (311) Theories of Free Will, Misc (276) Topics in Free Will (3,163 | 8)Taylor W. Cyr Alternative Possibilities (599) Determinism (682)Jonah Nagashima Fatalism (271)Jonah Nagashima Free Will and Responsibility (846) Free Will and Foreknowledge (262) Responsibility and Reactive Attitudes* (291)Garrath Williams The Consequence Argument (123)Jonah Nagashima Topics in Free Will, Misc (372) Moral Responsibility* (2,426 | 408)Garrath Williams Free Will, Misc (244) Decision Theory (3,522 | 335)Rachael Briggs Decision-Theoretic Frameworks (472 | 92) Causal Decision Theory (154) Evidential Decision Theory (59) Decision-Theoretic Frameworks, Misc (167) Decision-Theoretic Puzzles (423 | 115) Decision-Theoretic Puzzles, Misc (80) Newcomb's Problem (110) Pascal's Wager* (189)Elizabeth Jackson St. Petersburg Paradox (25) Toxin Puzzle (35) Two-Envelope Paradox (58)Nick Ergodos Game Theory (1,118 | 360) Convention and Coordination (74) Evolutionary Game Theory (163) Game-Theoretic Principles (24) Game Theory and Ethics (43) Game Theory and Political Philosophy (62)Robert C. Robinson Prisoner's Dilemma (264) Normative and Descriptive Game Theory (36) Game Theory, Misc (92) Topics in Decision Theory (1,174 | 177) Decision Theory and Ethics (96) Infinite Decision Theory (64)Amanda Askell Normative and Descriptive Decision Theory (108) Utility (252) Decision Theory and Hypothesis Testing (27) Preferences in Decision Theory (354) Desire as Belief* (38) Psychology of Decision* (31) Topics in Decision Theory, Misc (96) Philosophy of Action, Misc (506)Michael Brent Action Theory (8,336 | 84)Andrei Buckareff The Nature of Action (1,645 | 375)Santiago Amaya Causal Theory of Action (705)Andrei Buckareff Defining Action (74) Agent Causation (256)Shai Roitman The Structure of Action (259) Volitional Theories of Action (46) Noncausal Theories of Action (48) The Nature of Action, Misc (138) Identification Theories (91) Specific Agentive Phenomena (1,072 | 132)Santiago Amaya Collective Action (478)Joseph Kisolo-Ssonko Intentional Action* (772) Mental Actions* (255)Michael Brent Trying (139)Juan Pablo Bermúdez Abilities (75)Simon Kittle Skills (127)Juan Pablo Bermúdez Omissions (49)Kaisa Kärki Habits (26) Motivation and Will* (1,892 | 835)Joshua Shepherd Intentions* (1,681 | 319)Santiago Amaya Varieties of Action, Misc (46) Explanation of Action (404 | 205)Giuseppina D'Oro Mental Causation* (1,420 | 708)Sven Walter Explanation of Action, Misc (199) Psychological Explanation* (435)Cameron Buckner Reasons and Causes* (595)Errol Lord Action Theory, Miscellaneous (712 | 480)Michael Brent Action Sentences (50) Consciousness of Action* (242)Myrto Mylopoulos Self-Consciousness in Action* (201) Intentional Action* (772) Knowledge of Action (57)John Schwenkler Perception and Action* (382) Action Theory, Misc (125) Intentions (1,681 | 319)Santiago Amaya Collective Intentions (143) Intentional Action* (772) Intentions, Misc (291) Toxin Puzzle (35) Volition* (43) The Nature of Intention (87) Intention and Knowledge (28) Intention-Based Reasoning (31) The Simple View of Intention (10) Moral Responsibility* (2,426 | 408)Garrath Williams Motivation and Will (1,892 | 835)Joshua Shepherd Free Will* (8,947 | 93)Justin A. Capes Compulsion and Addiction (295)Jesse S. Summers Motivation (185)Joshua May The Will (239) Weakness of Will (240)Carlos Mauro Volition* (43) Motivation and Will, Misc (55) Agency (846 | 356)Michael Brent Agent Causation (256)Shai Roitman Identification Theories (91) Agency, Misc (304) Autonomy and Agency (186) Practical Reason (4,754 | 302)Sergio Tenenbaum Moral Psychology* (14,229 | 817)Joshua May Moral Reasoning and Motivation* (1,381 | 235) Practical Reason, Misc (1,983 | 209)Jonathan Way Decision (206)Jonathan Way Deliberation (313)Jonathan Way Desire and Motivation* (254)Joshua May Desire and Reason (274)Jonathan Way Instrumental Reasoning (231)Jonathan Way Practical and Theoretical Reasoning (233)Jonathan Way Rational Requirements* (290)Jonathan Way Pratical Reason, Misc (517)Jonathan Way Reasons (2,469 | 304)Errol Lord Internalism and Externalism about Reasons (270)Errol Lord Reasons and Causes* (595)Errol Lord Reasons and Oughts (188)Errol Lord Reasons and Rationality (579)Errol Lord Subjective and Objective Reasons (221)Errol Lord Reasons, Misc (312)Errol Lord

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