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Life and Action

Elementary Structures of Practice and Practical Thought

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$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674063983

Publication Date: 03/05/2012


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table


  • Introduction
  • I. The Representation of Life
    • 1. Introductory
    • 2. Can Life be Given a Real Definition?
    • 3. The Representation of the Living Individual
    • 4. The Representation of the Life Form Itself
  • II. Naïve Action Theory
    • 5. Introductory
    • 6. Types of Practical Explanation
    • 7. Naïve Explanation of Action
    • 8. Action and Time
  • III. Practical Generality
    • 9. Two Tendencies in Practical Philosophy
    • 10. Practices and Dispositions as Sources of the Goodness of Individual Actions
    • 11. Practice and Disposition as Sources of Individual Actions Themselves
  • Index

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