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Essays on Actions and Events
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Provenance of the Essays and Acknowledgments Introduction Intention and Action1: Actions, Reasons, and Causes (1963) 2: How is Weakness of the Will Possible? (1969) 3: Agency (1971) 4: Freedom to Act (1973) 5: Intending (1978) Event and Cause6: The Logical Form of Action Sentences (1967) Criticism, Comment, and Defence 7: Causal Relations (1967) 8: The Individuation of Events (1969) 9: Events as Particulars (1970) 10: Eternal vs. Ephemeral Events (1971) Philosophy of Psychology11: Mental Events (1970) Appendix: Emeroses by Other Names (1966) 12: Psychology as Philosophy (1974) Comments and Replies 13: The Material Mind (1973) 14: Hempel on Explaining Action (1976) 15: Hume's Cognitive Theory of Pride (1976) Appendix A: Adverbs of Action (1985) Appendix B: Reply to Quine on Events (1985) Index, Bibliography

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Donald Davidson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Donald Davidson is Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard, completing his Ph.D. in classical philosophy after serving in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945. Before coming to Berkeley in 1981, he was Professor at Stanford, Princeton, Rockefeller, and the University of Chicago. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

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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 Supplement

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