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Human action and its explanation

Raimo Tuomela

Human action and its explanation

by Raimo Tuomela

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Published by Institute of Philosophy, University of Helsinki] in [Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves [1]-4

    Statementby Raimo Tuomela.
    SeriesReports from the Institute of Philosophy, University of Helsinki ;, 1974, no. 2, Helsingin yliopiston Filosofian laitoksen julkaisuja ;, n:o 1974/2.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF38 .T86 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination115, 4 leaves ;
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4610018M
    ISBN 109514504275
    LC Control Number77373672

    1. The Nature of Action and Agency. It has been common to motivate a central question about the nature of action by invoking an intuitive distinction between the things that merely happen to people — the events they undergo — and the various things they genuinely latter events, the doings, are the acts or actions of the agent, and the problem about the nature of action is supposed. Weber defined sociology is, “the interpretative understanding of social action in order thereby to arrive at causal explanation of its courses and effects.” Action in Weber’s analysis is all human behaviour to which an actor attaches subjective meaning.

    Murata into Japanese (). Its German-language precursor, Nationalokonomie () has also been republished (). The publishers of this new edition of Human Action have tried to correct the typos that inevitably creep into almost any book, especially one of this size. They have also included a completely new index, which they hope will. Is every human action good, or are there evil actions? Is the good or evil of a human action derived from its object? Is it derived from a circumstance? Is it derived from the end? Is a human action good or evil in its species? Does an action have the species of good or evil from its end? Is the species derived from the end, contained under the species derived from the object, as under its.

    (This is a summary of a chapter in a book I often used in university classes:Thirteen Theories of Human Nature. Brackets indicate my comments.) Brackets indicate my comments.) Aristotle ( BCE) was a student of Plato’s and the tutor of Alexander the Great.   Most introductory theatre textbooks are written for theatre majors and assume the student already has a considerable amount of knowledge on the subject. However, such textbooks may be counterproductive, because they reference several works that may be unfamiliar to students with limited exposure to theatre. Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts, Second Edition is .


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