The Resource Things that happen because they should : a teleological approach to action, Rowland Stout

Things that happen because they should : a teleological approach to action, Rowland Stout

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Things that happen because they should : a teleological approach to action
Title
Things that happen because they should
Title remainder
a teleological approach to action
Statement of responsibility
Rowland Stout
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Philosophers have usually argued that the right way to explain people's actions is in terms of their beliefs and intentions rather than in terms of objective facts. Rowland Stout takes the opposite line in his account of action. Appeal to teleology is widely regarded with suspicion, but Dr Stout argues that there are things in nature, namely actions, that can be teleologically explained: they happen because they serve some end. Moreover, this teleological explanation is externalist: it cites facts about the world, not beliefs and intentions which only represent the world. Such externalism about the explanation of action is a natural partner to externalism about knowledge and about reference, but has hardly ever been considered seriously before. One dramatic consequence of such a position is that it opens up the possibility of a behaviourist account of beliefs and intentions
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stout, Rowland
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A35
LC item number
S76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Teleology
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Teleology
  • Teleologie
  • Handelen
Label
Things that happen because they should : a teleological approach to action, Rowland Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Possibility of Externalist Explanation of Action -- 2. Causal Explanation -- 3. Teleological Explanation -- 4. Practical Justification -- 5. Agency
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 189 pages
Isbn
9780198240631
Lccn
96020124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34710846
  • (OCoLC)ocm34710846
Label
Things that happen because they should : a teleological approach to action, Rowland Stout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Possibility of Externalist Explanation of Action -- 2. Causal Explanation -- 3. Teleological Explanation -- 4. Practical Justification -- 5. Agency
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 189 pages
Isbn
9780198240631
Lccn
96020124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34710846
  • (OCoLC)ocm34710846

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