Essays on Actions and Events

Synopsis

Review from other book by this author '...these intriguing views are ingeniously argued and fruitfully provocative.' Philosophy.'Review from previous edition 'it must be said that this is one of the most impressive works of analytical philosophy to appear for a good many years.' -Peter Strawson, Times Literary Supplement'Review from previous edition 'it must be said that this is one of the most impressive works of analytical philosophy to appear for a good many years... The positions adopted are argued for with an extraordinarily sustained seriousness and determination... the work will become, and deserves to become, a classic in its field.' -Peter Strawson, Times Literary SupplementDonald Davidson has prepared a new edition of his classic 1980 collection of Essays on Actions and Events, including two additional essays. This seminal work on the nature of human action features influential discussions of such topics as freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory. 'a classic in its field.' P. F. Strawson

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Donald Davidson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2001
Edition:
  • 2nd