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.