Agency and Action (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements)

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This collection of original essays by leading philosophers covers the entire range of the philosophy of action.

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The concept of action now occupies a central place in ethics, metaphysics and jurisprudence. This collection of original essays by leading philosophers covers the entire range of the philosophy of action. Topics covered include the nature of actions themselves; how the concepts of act, agent, cause and event are related to each other; self-knowledge, emotion, autonomy and freedom in human life; the place of the concept of action in criminal law; and 'the 3.5 billion dollar question': was the destruction of the World Trade Center one event of two?

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John Hyman is a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford.

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