Bookmark and Share

Philosophy of Action

Edited by Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brookes University)
Assistant editor: István Zárdai (University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University)
Most recently added entries found
Search inside:
(import / add options)   Sort by:
1 — 50 / 240
  1. added 2015-04-01
    Tina Rulli & Alex Worsnip (forthcoming). IIA, Rationality, and the Individuation of Options. Philosophical Studies.
    The independence of irrelevant alternatives (IIA) is a popular and important axiom of decision theory. It states, roughly, that one’s choice from a set of options should not be influenced by the addition or removal of further, unchosen options. Over recent debates, a number of authors have given putative counterexamples to it, involving intuitively rational agents who violate IIA. Generally speaking, however, these counterexamples do not tend to move IIA’s proponents. Their strategy tends to be to individuate the options that (...)
    Remove from this list |
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. added 2015-03-31
    Christopher Hitchcock (forthcoming). Conditioning, Intervening, and Decision. Synthese:1-20.
    Clark Glymour, together with his students Peter Spirtes and Richard Scheines, did pioneering work on graphical causal models . One of the central advances provided by these models is the ability to simply represent the effects of interventions. In an elegant paper , Glymour and his student Christopher Meek applied these methods to problems in decision theory. One of the morals they drew was that causal decision theory should be understood in terms of interventions. I revisit their proposal, and extend (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. added 2015-03-31
    Christine Tappolet (forthcoming). Self-Control and Akrasia. In Meghan Griffith, Kevin Timpe & Neil Levy (eds.), Routledge Companion to Free Will. Routledge.
    Akratic actions are often being thought to instantiate a paradigmatic self-control failure. . If we suppose that akrasia is opposed to self-control, the question is how akratic actions could be free and intentional. After all, it would seem that it is only if an action manifests self-control that it can count as free. My plan is to explore the relation between akrasia and self-control. The first section presents what I shall call the standard conception, according to which akrasia and self-control (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. added 2015-03-30
    Jozef Müller (2015). Aristotle on Actions From Lack of Control. Philosophers' Imprint 15 (8).
    The paper defends three claims about Aristotle’s theory of uncontrolled actions (akrasia) in NE 7.3. First, I argue that the first part of NE 7.3 contains the description of the overall state of mind of the agent while she acts without control. Aristotle’s solution to the problem of uncontrolled action lies in the analogy between the uncontrolled agent and people who are drunk, mad, or asleep. This analogy is interpreted as meaning that the uncontrolled agent, while acting without control, is (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. added 2015-03-30
    W. H. Walsh (1964). Moral Authority and Moral Choice. [S.N.].
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. added 2015-03-30
    James A. Weisheipl, William Humbert Kane & Ill Dominican College of St Thomas Aquinas Forest (1961). The Dignity of Science Studies in the Philosophy of Science Presented to William Humbert Kane. Thomist Press.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. added 2015-03-29
    Sergio Tenenbaum (2015). Moral Faith and Moral Reason. In Sophie-Grace Chappell (ed.), Intuition, Theory, Anti-Theory in Ethics. 76-103.
    Robert Adams argues that often our moral commitment outstrips what we are epistemically entitled to believe; in these cases, the virtuous agent doxastic states are instances of “moral faith”. I argue against Adams’ views on the need for moral faith; at least in some cases, our moral “intuitions” provide us with certain moral knowledge. The appearance that there can be no certainty here is the result of dubious views about second-order or indirect doubts. Nonetheless, discussing the phenomena that lead Adams (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. added 2015-03-29
    Sergio Tenenbaum (2015). Acting and Satisficing. In George Pavlakos & Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds.), Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency. Cambridge University Press. 31-51.
  9. added 2015-03-29
    Robert C. Whittemore (1979). Studies in Action Theory. Tulane University.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. added 2015-03-29
    Stuart F. Spicker (1968). Shadworth H. Hodgson a British Anticipation of Phenomenology. University Microfilms.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. added 2015-03-29
    Richard Price & Joseph Priestley (1778). A Free Discussion of the Doctrines of Materialism, and Philosophical Necessity in a Correspondence Between Dr. Price, and Dr. Priestly. Printed for J. Johnson and T. Cadell.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. added 2015-03-28
    O. Blomberg (forthcoming). Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together by Michael Bratman. [REVIEW] Analysis:anu155.
  13. added 2015-03-28
    Havi Carel & David Gamez (2004). What Philosophy is Contemporary Philosophy in Action. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. added 2015-03-28
    Jing Zhu (2003). The Conative Mind: Volition and Action. Dissertation, University of Waterloo (Canada)
    This work is an attempt to restore volition as a respectable topic for scientific studies. Volition, traditionally conceived as the act of will, has been largely neglected in contemporary science and philosophy. I first develop a volitional theory of action by elaborating a unifying conception of volition, where volitions are construed as special kinds of mental action by which an agent consciously and actively bridge the gaps between deliberation, decision and intentional action. Then I argue that the major skeptical arguments (...)
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. added 2015-03-28
    Ngaire Naffine, Rosemary J. Owens & John Williams (2001). Intention in Law and Philosophy. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. added 2015-03-28
    James E. Tomberlin (2000). Action and Freedom, 2000 a Supplement to No Us. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. added 2015-03-28
    Wlodek Rabinowicz (2000). Value and Choice Some Common Themes in Decision Theory and Moral Philosophy. Lund Universitetstrycheriet.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. added 2015-03-28
    Francis Ellingwood Abbot, Creighton Peden & Everett J. Tarbox (1996). The Collected Essays of Francis Ellingwood Abbot , American Philosopher and Free Religionist. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. added 2015-03-28
    Jason W. Brown (1996). Time, Will, and Mental Process. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. added 2015-03-28
    Peter A. White (1995). The Understanding of Causation and the Production of Action From Infancy to Adulthood. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. added 2015-03-28
    Joseph Priestley, Richard Price & John Stephens (1994). A Free Discussion of the Doctrines of Materialism and Philosophical Necessity. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. added 2015-03-28
    Stanley L. Jaki (1990). The Purpose of It All. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. added 2015-03-28
    Jennifer Hornsby (1986). B. Vermazen and M. B. Hintikka, "Essays on Davidson: Actions and Events". [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 36 (43):296.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. added 2015-03-28
    Roger Squires (1986). D. C. Dennett, "Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting". [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 36 (43):308.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  25. added 2015-03-28
    B. J. Garrett (1984). Peter Van Inwagen, "An Essay on Free Will". [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 34 (35):171.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  26. added 2015-03-28
    Derek Parfit (1981). Prudence, Morality, and the Prisoner's Dilemma. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  27. added 2015-03-28
    G. E. M. Anscombe, Jenny Teichman & Cora Diamond (1979). Intention and Intentionality Essays for G. E. M. Anscombe. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  28. added 2015-03-28
    Bruce Aune (1977). Reason and Action. --. Holland, Boston, D. Reidel Pub. Co.
  29. added 2015-03-28
    Jay Alan Smith & Ont Toronto (1977). Purpose in Action. S.N.].
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  30. added 2015-03-28
    Doug Walton & Myles Brand (1976). Action Theory Proceedings of the Winnipeg Conference on Human Action, Held at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 9-11 May 1975; Edited by Myles Brand and Douglas Walton. --. [REVIEW] D. Reidel Pub. Co.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  31. added 2015-03-28
    William T. Powers (1973). Behavior: The Control of Perception. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  32. added 2015-03-28
    Gordon Welty (1972). B. W. Lindgren, "Elements of Decision Theory". [REVIEW] Theory and Decision 2 (4):387.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  33. added 2015-03-28
    Joshua Hoffman (1972). An Outline of a Defense of a Compatibilist Position on the Free-Will and Determinist Debate. Dissertation, Brandeis University
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  34. added 2015-03-28
    Alex C. Michalos (1972). Edward A. Suchman, "Evaluative Research". [REVIEW] Theory and Decision 2 (4):395.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  35. added 2015-03-28
    Ashok Kumar Gangadean (1971). Time, Truth and Logical Determinism. Dissertation, Brandeis University
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  36. added 2015-03-28
    Ted Honderich (1963). Arald Ofstad's "An Inquiry Into the Freedom of Decision". [REVIEW] Inquiry 6:251.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  37. added 2015-03-28
    Julian Huxley (1959). The Destiny of Man. Hodder and Stoughton.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  38. added 2015-03-28
    A. F. Martin & Institute of British Geographers (1951). The Necessity for Determinism a Metaphysical Problem Confronting Geographers. Institute of British Geographers.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  39. added 2015-03-28
    Charles E. Hooper (1930). The Fallacies of Fatalism or, the Real World and the Rational Will. Watts & Co.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  40. added 2015-03-28
    James B. Pratt (1912). Orne's Free Will and Human Responsibility. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 9 (12):332.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  41. added 2015-03-27
    Nomy Arpaly (forthcoming). Consciousness and Moral Responsibility, by Neil Levy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-3.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  42. added 2015-03-27
    Daniel Dohrn (forthcoming). Egan and Agents: How Evidential Decision Theory Can Deal with Egan’s Dilemma. Synthese:1-26.
    Andy Egan has presented a dilemma for decision theory. As is well known, Newcomb cases appear to undermine the case for evidential decision theory . However, Egan has come up with a new scenario which poses difficulties for causal decision theory. I offer a simple solution to this dilemma in terms of a modified EDT. I propose an epistemological test: take some feature which is relevant to your evaluation of the scenarios under consideration, evidentially correlated with the actions under consideration (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  43. added 2015-03-27
    Sergi Rosell (forthcoming). Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility, by Dana K. Nelkin. Disputatio.
    Rosell, Sergi_Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility, by Dana K Nelkin.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  44. added 2015-03-27
    Elinor Mason (forthcoming). Moral Ignorance and Blameworthiness. Philosophical Studies:1-21.
    In this paper I discuss various hard cases that an account of moral ignorance should be able to deal with: ancient slave holders, Susan Wolf’s JoJo, psychopaths such as Robert Harris, and finally, moral outliers . All these agents are ignorant, but it is not at all clear that they are blameless on account of their ignorance. I argue that the discussion of this issue in recent literature has missed the complexities of these cases by focusing on the question of (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  45. added 2015-03-27
    Oisín Deery (2015). Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will, by David Hodgson. Mind 124 (493):347-351.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  46. added 2015-03-27
    Helen Beebee (2014). Radical Indeterminism and Top-Down Causation. Res Philosophica 91 (3):537-545.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  47. added 2015-03-27
    Alexei Grinbaum (2013). The Old-New Meaning of Researcher’s Responsibility. Etica E Politica 15 (1):236-250.
    If the technological situation is unique, the ways to understand the contemporary moral condition are not. We link it to age-old questions: in fact, the power promised by technol-ogy only establishes a new form of human finitude. In the face of this continuity of the fundamental moral condition, we examine a number of alternative ways of thinking about the basis of responsible innovation, exploring the metaphors of quasi-parental and political responsibilities, as well as the place of virtue in innovation and (...)
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  48. added 2015-03-27
    Georg Spielthenner (2012). Logical Varieties of Instrumental Reasons. Etica E Politica 14 (2):197-213.
    Instrumental reasons play a central role in our practical deliberations because we apply the distinction between reasonable and unreasonable not only to beliefs, but to actions also. The question of what one has an instrumental reason to do is an important substantive question that is relevant to the general theory of practical reasoning and to ethics, too. It will be my object in the present study to show that we have different kinds of instrumental reasons, which depend solely on their (...)
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  49. added 2015-03-27
    Josef Seifert (2011). Can Neurological Evidence Refute Free Will?: The Failure of a Phenomenological Analysis of Acts in Libet's Denial of "Positive Free Will". Pensamiento 67 (254):1077-1098.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  50. added 2015-03-27
    Joel Marks (2009). Moral Moments: Taking Determinism Seriously. Philosophy Now 75:43-43.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
1 — 50 / 240