Time and the Philosophy of Action

by Roman Altshuler,

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  • 9780415735247
  • 9781317819479
  • 9781317819462

Although scholarship in philosophy of action has grown in recent years, there has been little work explicitly dealing with the role of time in agency, a role with great significance for the study of action. As the articles in this collection demonstrate, virtually every fundamental issue in the philosophy of action involves considerations of time. The four sections of this volume address the metaphysics of action, diachronic practical rationality, the relation between deliberation and action, and the phenomenology of agency, providing an overview of the central developments in each area with an emphasis on the role of temporality. Including contributions by established, rising, and new voices in the field, Time and the Philosophy of Action brings analytic work in philosophy of action together with contributions from continental philosophy and cognitive science to elaborate the central thesis that agency not only develops in time but is shaped by it at every level.

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781317819479
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  • Title: Time and the Philosophy of Action
  • Author: Roman Altshuler (ed.); Michael J. Sigrist (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415735247
  • 9781317819479
  • 9781317819462

In The Press

"As these diverse essays on action show, there are various ways … to construe the role of time in action, what the editors like to call "the temporality of action." There are some very good essays here that make serious contributions to philosophy of action."Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 

About The Author

Roman Altshuler is Assistant Professor at Kutztown University, USA

Michael J. Sigrist is Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University, USA

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ISBNs
  • 9780415735247
  • 9781317819479
  • 9781317819462