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Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff


The causal theory of action (CTA) is widely recognized in the literature of the philosophy of action as the “standard story” of human action and agency—the nearest approximation in the field to a theoretical orthodoxy. This book brings together work on action theory today and discusses issues relating to the CTA and its applications, which range from experimental philosophy to moral psychology. Some of the chapters defend the theory while others criticize it; some draw from historical sources while others focus on recent developments; some rely on the tools of analytic philosophy while others ... More

Keywords: standard story, CTA, human action, theoretical orthodoxy, action theory, experimental philosophy, moral psychology, analytic philosophy, philosophy of action

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014564
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesús H. Aguilar, editor

Andrei A. Buckareff, editor

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