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Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the “standard story” of human action and agency—the nearest approximation in the field to a ... More


The Standard Story of Action : An Exchange (2)

Hornsby Jennifer

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is a response to the arguments presented in the previous one. The previous chapter’s criticisms were directed against philosophers who argue that deficiencies in the standard story of ... More


Interpreting Davidson on Intentional Action

Frederick Stoutland

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter illustrates how Davidson’s works on the philosophy of action have spawned a widely accepted view that differs from his own in a number of respects. Critics of the standard story, of ... More


The Causal Theory of Action : Origins and Issues

Aguilar Jesús H. and Buckareff Andrei A.

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introduction offers a brief historical examination of the three key stages of the development of the causal theory of action (CTA), namely, the ancient classical period represented by the work ... More


The Early Modern Revolution in the Arts

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents the standard story concerning the revolution in the arts that took place in the early modern period in Western Europe: the rising middle class increasingly engaged works of the ... More


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