Facing the Future: Agents and Choices in Our Indeterminist World

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - 501 páginas
Here is an important new theory of human action, a theory that assumes actions are founded on choices made by agents who face an open future. It is a theory that makes indeterminism not only intelligible but illuminating. Tools from philosophy of language and philosophical logic help generate a full-scale account of agents "seeing to it that." The authors then proceed to clarify a variety of action-related topics such as determinism vs. indeterminism, imperatives, promises, strategies, joint agency, "could have done otherwise," deontic constructions, and assertions about a not yet settled future.
 

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Foundations of indeterminism
131
Applications of the achievement stit
253
Applications of the deliberative stit
293
Strategies
339
Proofs and models
379
Lists for reference
459
Bibliography
475
Index
483
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Ming Xu is at all at University of Pittsburgh.

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