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Action  

Alfred R. Mele

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
What are actions? And how are actions to be explained? These two central questions of the philosophy of action call, respectively, for a theory of the nature of action and a theory of the ... More

Action and selfhood: a narrative interpretation  

László Tengelyi

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter enters into a debate with the analytic theory of action, especially the version developed by Donald Davidson, who makes it clear that the upsurge of a desire to perform a ... More

Action-Based Accounts of Perception  

Pierre Jacob

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
There are two main motivations for action-based approaches to perception: the parsimonious assumption that action and perception belong to a single overlapping functional system and the ... More

Affects in Appreciation  

Susan L. Feagin

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explains the complexity argument as offered by Peter Kivy in relation to absolute music. The next section looks at a particular criticism of the complexity argument: that ... More

Animal Behavior  

Stephen J. Crowley and Colin Allen

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on comparative psychology, ethology, and cognitive ethology which explain animal behaviour. The same old questions raised by ancient Greek are discussed by scientists ... More

Anomalous Monism  

Julie Yoo

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Jan 2009
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Sep 2009
Anomalous monism is a view about the relationship between the mind and the body, which attempts to strike a delicate balance between the thesis of materialism, on the one hand, and the ... More

Aristotle on Practical Reason  

Christopher C. W. Taylor

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Aug 2016
For Aristotle,phronēsis, the excellence of the practical intellect, is two-fold, consisting of a true conception of the end to be achieved by action and correct deliberation about the ... More

Aristotle on the Moral Psychology of Persuasion  

Christof Rapp

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses some core theorems of Aristotle's account of persuasion as it is set out in the Rhetoric. It is the declared ambition of Rhetoric I and II to develop a technê, or ... More

Aristotle on the Separability of Mind  

Fred D. Miller Jr.

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In De Anima, Aristotle addresses the problem of whether the mind is separable from the body. In book I, he broaches the broader question of whether the affections of the soul, including ... More

Art and Emotion  

Alex Neill

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The theory of art in which the abiding philosophical interest in the connection between art and emotion is most explicit is expression theory, of which there have been several, ... More

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