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Philosophy of action

Hyman, J; Alvarez, M; (2019) Philosophy of action. In: Becker, K and Thomson, ID, (eds.) The Cambridge history of philosophy, 1945-2015. (pp. 103-114). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The philosophical study of human action begins with Plato and Aristotle. Their influence in late antiquity and the Middle Ages yielded sophisticated theories of action and motivation, notably in the works of Augustine and Aquinas.1 But the ideas that were dominant in 1945 have their roots in the early modern period, when advances in physics and mathematics reshaped philosophy.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Philosophy of action
ISBN: 1107173035
ISBN-13: 9781107173033
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/9781316779651.010
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316779651.010
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137500
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