Crucible of Reason: Intentional Action, Practical Rationality, and Weakness of Will

Title

Crucible of Reason: Intentional Action, Practical Rationality, and Weakness of Will

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Description

Weakness of will seems to be an inherent part of the human condition. We know what we ought to do and how often we knowingly, willingly fall short in actual practice. How can this be explained and what challenges does it present to systematic explanations of intentional actions? In this inquiry, the thought of three prominent intentional theorists, R.M.Hare, Donald Davidson and Thomas Aquinas, are examined in the crucible of reason to see whether and how they can account for weakness of will.

ISBN

978-0742535381

Publication Date

10-2004

Disciplines

Philosophy