Contemporary action theory

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  • Act (Philosophy),
  • Social action,
  • Action theory

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Ghita Holmström-Hintikka and Raimo Tuomela.
SeriesSynthese library ;, v. 266-267
ContributionsHolmström-Hintikka, Ghita., Tuomela, Raimo.
LC ClassificationsB105.A35 C66 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL688820M
ISBN 100792347528, 0792347536, 0792347544
LC Control Number97035843

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Basic action theory typically describes action as behavior caused by an agent in a particular agent's desires and beliefs (e.g. my wanting a glass of water and believing the clear liquid in the cup in front of me is water) lead to bodily behavior (e.g.

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