Courses: Philosophy of Action (PHILB257001)

Spring 2009

Class Number: 1643
New Course: What are actions? How are they related to metal states
such as beliefs and desires and the physical environment? This course
considers three important contemporary theories of action: Davidson’s
causal theory; Anscombe’s neo-Arisotelian view; and Frankfurt’s
hierarchical theory. Topics include: free will; the nature of
intentions; an agent’s knowledge of her actions; and the weakness of
the will. Prerequisite: at least one course in Philosophy.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1643 Div: III


Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TAYC

Meeting Times

TTH 10:00am-11:30am