Philosophy of action

Filip Buekens
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Philosophers since Aristotle have always been concerned with human action, but to a very significant degree this concern has been subservient to problems in other philosophical disciplines such as ethics, philosophy of law, metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language and even artificial intelligence. This exposé on the philosophy of action more or less reflects this tradition, without denying that in the latter half of this century influential books and articles in the philosophy of action have shaped discussions in ethics, philosophy of mind, speech act theory and pragmatics.

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