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Motivation and Agency

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156171
eISBN:
9780199833467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515617X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is motivation, and what is its place in the lives of intelligent agents? This is Mele's guiding question. His search for an answer is sensitive to the theoretical concerns of philosophers of ... More


Self‐Deception as Pretense

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers an account of self‐deception. It proposes that in paradigmatic cases, the self‐deceived subject pretends (in the sense of makes‐believe or imagines or fantasizes) that not‐P is ... More


WEAKNESS OF WILL

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The possibility of akrasia or weakness of will, i.e., the phenomenon of agents acting against their best judgement or reasons, presents a problem for internalism. This chapter reviews and rejects a ... More


Indeterminism and Intelligibility

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter confronts the ‘Challenge from Chance’, which has always been the main difficulty faced by libertarianism. The problem is that it is difficult to see how the mere truth of indeterminism ... More


He Lama ‘Ā Ho‘okahi Mele Inoa for Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell

Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

in Ho'i Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872731
eISBN:
9780824875718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872731.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

A traditional Hawaiian honorific name chant was composed to recognize the diverse contributions in leadership, education, and research of Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell. Historic and metaphorical ... More


Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies: Moolelo and Metaphor

Katrina-Ann R. Kapa'anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira and Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855857
eISBN:
9780824868376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855857.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

For many new indigenous scholars, the start of academic research can be an experience rife with conflict in many dimensions. Though there are a multitude of approaches to research and inquiry, many ... More


Deliberative Libertarian Accounts

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Deliberative libertarian accounts allow that basic free actions may be causally determined by their immediate causal antecedents; indeterminism is required only at earlier points in the processes ... More


Deviant causal chains

Erasmus Mayr

in Understanding Human Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606214
eISBN:
9780191731631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606214.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The fifth chapter turns to the ‘mode’ of agential control which defenders of the standard model propose, which consists in an event-causal link between an appropriate mental state of the agent, ... More


A Contemporary Response to Increasing Mele Performance Contexts

Kalena Silva

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this chapter, the author demonstrates the connection between hula and the writing of mele. He begins with a brief overview of the historical events that led both to the decline and to the current ... More


Luck and Libertarianism

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to an assessment of event-causal and agent-causal accounts of libertarian free will, in the light of the account of luck developed in Chapter 2. It shows that the standard luck ... More


The Luck Problem for Compatibilists

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 3 argued that if compatibilism was not subject to a luck objection, a libertarianism that borrows very heavily from compatibilism could also see off the problem. Chapter 4 begins the argument ... More


History and Manipulation

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697540
eISBN:
9780191748851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues for the following claims: (1) agents can be responsible even when they lack those powers characteristically sufficient for moral responsibility; (2) history matters, but less ... More


Agency

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

in Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Our case for the soul stands or falls with human agency: Do we act, or are we only acted upon? William James, deeply troubled by epiphenomenalism, which made thought no more consequential to action ... More


Skepticism about Natural Agency and the Causal Theory of Action

John Bishop

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/9780262014564.003.0043
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that it is helpful for action theorists to be more explicit about what their larger motivations are, and to keep their theorizing consciously in contact with broader philosophical ... More


Teleological Explanations of Actions: Anticausalism versus Causalism

Mele Alfred R.

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/9780262014564.003.0096
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the view according to which human actions are explained teleologically and, therefore, all causal accounts of action explanation are, in a sense, rivals. This view is referred ... More


The Sound of Pa, Ko, Li

Jim Tranquada and John King

in The Ukulele: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the spread of Western-style music in Hawaii. Protestant hymns—or himeni—in the New England tradition were one of the first and most lasting influences on modern Hawaiian music. ... More


All Things Depending: Renewing Interdependence in Oceania

Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio’s Distinguished Lecture, delivered in February 2011 during the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania’s annual meeting held in ... More


Ka Li‘u o ka Pa‘akai (Well Seasoned with Salt): Recognizing Literary Devices, Rhetorical Strategies, and Aesthetics in Kanaka Maoli Literature

ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines certain hallmarks of Hawaiian literature by focusing on mo‘okū‘auhau (genealogy) as a key traditional meiwi that was adapted from oral traditions to ka palapala (literature). ... More


Ua Noho Au A Kupa I Ke Alo

R. Keawe Lopes

in Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies: Moolelo and Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855857
eISBN:
9780824868376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855857.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this chapter, the author explains how the song “Ua Noho Au A Kupa I Ke Alo” ended up providing the infrastructure for his approach to conducting research with Indigenous peoples. “Ua Noho Au A ... More


Mo‘olelo for Transformative Leadership: Lessons from Engaged Practice

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe, Ekela Kanī‘aupi‘o-Crozier, and Mehanaokalā Hind

in Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies: Moolelo and Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855857
eISBN:
9780824868376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855857.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this chapter, the author shares her experiences in navigating her doctoral research in building places of Hawaiian learning through her interviews with eight female educators at the University of ... More


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