Agents and Their Actions
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Features seven internationally significant authors, including new work by two of philosophy's ‘super stars’, John McDowell and Joseph Raz
Presents the first clear indication of how John McDowell is extending his path-breaking work on intentionality and perceptual experience towards an account of action and agency
Covers all the major interconnections between action-agency and central areas of Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Language
Provides a snapshot of current debate on the subject, which is fresh, enlightening, and fruitful
1. Reasons for Action and Practical Reasoning (Maria Alvarez).
2. Ambivalence and Authentic Agency (Laura W. Ekstrom).
3. The Road to Larissa (John Hyman).
4. What is the Content of an Intention in Action? (John McDowell).
5. Joseph Raz Being in the World (Joseph Raz).
6. Moral Scepticism and Agency (Kant and Korsgaard Robert Stern).
7. Speech, Action and Uptake (Maximilian de Gaynesford).