A Companion to the Philosophy of Action
offers a comprehensive overview of the issues and problems central to the philosophy of action.
- The first volume to survey the entire field of philosophy of action (the central issues and processes relating to human actions)
- Brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts
- Discusses a range of ideas and doctrines, including rationality, free will and determinism, virtuous action, criminal responsibility, Attribution Theory, and rational agency in evolutionary perspective
- Individual chapters also cover prominent historic figures from Plato to Ricoeur
- Can be approached as a complete narrative, but also serves as a work of reference
- Offers rich insights into an area of philosophical thought that has attracted thinkers since the time of the ancient Greeks