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Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More


The Metaphysics of Basic Acts II: The Identity of Actions With Bodily Movements

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A much-maligned thesis of the Nineteenth Century jurisprudence of Austin and Holmes was that all actions are essentially bodily movements of a certain kind. This is not a thesis about the law's ... More


The Metaphysics of Complex Actions I: The Dependence of Complex Actions on Basic Acts

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The metaphysical question asked in this chapter is preliminary to the metaphysical question addressed in the succeeding chapter 11. In the latter chapter the issue is whether every complex action is ... More


More on Act and Crime

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Central to human agency and thus to moral responsibility is the idea of human action. An earlier book (Act and Crime) defended a version of a causal theory of action according to which all human ... More


Introduction: Varieties of Disjunctivism

Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter argues that there are a number of different varieties of disjunctivism. But it is suggested that a mark of disjunctivism, in all of its varieties, is a refusal to credit a ... More


Action, Basic Action, and the ‘Act Requirement’

R. A. Duff

in Criminal Attempts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262688
eISBN:
9780191682384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the role of action and act requirement in determining liability in criminal attempts. It discusses some popular accounts of action to which subjectivists sometimes appeal and ... More


Acting, Willing, and Trying

R. A. Duff

in Criminal Attempts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262688
eISBN:
9780191682384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the role of volition in determining liability in criminal attempts. It discusses different types of volitions and provides a functionalist account alongside H.A. Prichard's ... More


To Dance Is to Connect

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to connect and challenges the materialist idea—inclined against dancing—that humans are individuals first and foremost who choose to enter into relationships our ... More


To Dance Is to Know

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to know by taking on the idea that knowledge about matter that matters can be written down. The commonplace ideas that matter is real and that matter evolves find ... More


To Dance Is to Evolve

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to evolve by taking on the idea that matter evolves. It discusses the use of evolution as a scientific explanation of why matter is what it is and why it has ... More


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