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Teleological Agency

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter applies the results of chapter 10 (i.e., the reconstruction of Hegel's theory of causal productivity) to the problem of chapter 9 (i.e., the doubts about the reality of free will ... More


The Agent as a Locus of Self-Explanation

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter applies the results of chapter 4 to the problem raised in chapter 3. That is, it shows how the conception of explanation Hegel articulates in his Logic eliminates the infinite regresses ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectic as a Form of Life: Expression, Suffering, and Freedom

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the cornerstone of the book and accomplishes four large tasks. First, it elaborates Adorno’s theory of practical reason, including his notion of ‘the addendum,’ his philosophy of ... More


Beginnings of an Account

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe’s Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 5-18 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by considering Anscombe’s reasons for defining the concept of intentional action according to “a certain ... More


Betwixt Feeling and Thinking: Two-Level Accounts of Experience

M. G. F. Martin

in Acquaintance: New Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198803461
eISBN:
9780191841644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803461.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What sense can we make of Hume’s notorious distinction between impressions and ideas? We look at two sense-datum theories of experience that offer competing accounts of the contrast between sensation ... More


The Unity of Action

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 19-27 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by considering Anscombe’s arguments that action is not intentional because of an “extra feature” of the ... More


Practical Knowledge

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 44-48 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by situating her appeal to the concept of practical knowledge in relation to the philosophy of Thomas ... More


The Individuation of Action

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the theory of act individuation initially through G. E. M. Anscombe's interpretation, which states that there is a natural ordering of the descriptions of actions. However, this ... More


Practical Reasoning

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 33-43 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by presenting Anscombe’s argument that the premises in a practical syllogism, i.e. the considerations ... More


Divine Commands and Secular Demands: On Darwall on Anscombe on ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers Stephen Darwall’s recent attempt to overturn Elizabeth Anscombe’s claim that moral obligation only really makes sense in terms of a divine command account, where he argues that ... More


Knowledge without Observation

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 28–32 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by relating Anscombe’s thesis that intentional action is known without observation to Wittgenstein’s ... More


Absolute Prohibitions without Divine Promises

Sabina Lovibond

in Essays on Ethics and Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719625
eISBN:
9780191788710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719625.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay reconstructs the reasoning of Elizabeth Anscombe’s ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’ with an eye to Anscombe’s defence of certain absolute (non-negotiable) Judaeo-Christian moral principles ... More


Practical Truth in Aristotle

Sarah Broadie

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 57

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850847
eISBN:
9780191885709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850847.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In explaining the nature of phronēsis in Nicomachean Ethics 6, Aristotle invokes what he calls ‘practical truth’. The paper distinguishes and adjudicates between several interpretations of the ... More


Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

John Schwenkler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a careful, critical, and appropriately contextualized presentation of the main lines of argument in G.E.M. Anscombe’s seminal book, Intention, at a level appropriate to the ... More


Preliminaries

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 1-4 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. Attention is paid to the “three headings” under which she introduces her topic: expression of intention, ... More


Authority and Interest in the Theory of Right

Katharina Nieswandt

in Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190640408
eISBN:
9780190640439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640408.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter suggests a new role for authority and interest in the theory of right: Rights can be explicated as sets of prohibitions, permissions and commands, and they must be justified by interests. ... More


Perceptual Concepts as Non-causal Concepts

Paul Snowdon

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199692040
eISBN:
9780191729713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The question discussed is whether our perceptual concepts should be thought of as causal concepts. The notion of a causal concept is clarified, as is the nature of the question, and it is argued that ... More


Concluding Discussion

John Schwenkler

in Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190052027
eISBN:
9780190052065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052027.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the argument of Sections 49-52 of G.E.M. Anscombe’s Intention. It begins by considering her account of the relation between intentional and voluntary action. Following this, ... More


What Good Is a Will?

J. David Velleman

in Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199794515
eISBN:
9780199345229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794515.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A defense of Elizabeth Anscombe’s conception of intention as “practical knowledge,” based on Bratman’s insights into the functional role of intention.


Aristotle in the Ethic Wars

Sylvia Berryman

in Aristotle on the Sources of the Ethical Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198835004
eISBN:
9780191876561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835004.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Beginning from a short history of ethics offered in Korsgaard’s The Sources of Normativity, this chapter notes the practice—dating back to Anscombe’s ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’—of offering narratives ... More


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