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dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:50:14Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:50:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46341
dc.identifier51646*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37916
dc.description.abstractIn this book Shepherd offers a perspective on the shape of agency by offering interlinked explanations of the basic building blocks of agency, as well as its exemplary instances. In the book’s first part, he offers accounts of phenomena that have long troubled philosophers of action: control over behavior, non-deviant causation, and intentional action. These accounts build on earlier work in the causalist tradition and undermine the claims of many that causalism cannot offer a satisfying account of non-deviant causation, and therefore intentional action. In the book’s second part, he turns to modes of agentive excellence—ways that agents display quality of form. He offers a novel account of skill, including an account of the ways that agents display more or less skill. He discusses the role of knowledge in skill and concludes that while knowledge is often important, it is inessential. This leads to a discussion of knowledge of action—of the way that knowledge of action and knowledge of how to act informs action execution. Shepherd argues that knowledgeable action includes a unique epistemic underpinning. For in knowledgeable action, the agent has authoritative knowledge of what she is doing and how she is doing it when and because she is poised to control her action by way of practical reasoning.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPM Philosophy of mind
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPK Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
dc.subject.othercontrol, non-deviant causation, intention, action, intentional action, agency, knowledge in action, skill, knowledgeable action
dc.titleThe Shape of Agency
dc.title.alternativeControl, Action, Skill, Knowledge
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198866411.001.0001
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
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virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameFundació Bosch i Gimpera
oapen.pages208
oapen.place.publicationOxford
dc.dateSubmitted2021-01-27T10:23:23Z
dc.relationisFundedBy816a1532-232e-4d42-8ca3-49cd1d049c44


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