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The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency

Edited by: Christopher Erhard , Tobias Keiling

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138098978
eBook ISBN: 9781315104249
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315104249
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Phenomenology has primarily been concerned with questions about knowledge and ontology. However, in recent years the rise of interest and research in phenomenology and embodiment, the emotions and cognitive science has seen the concept of agency move to a central place in the study of phenomenology generally.

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency is an outstanding reference source to this topic and the first volume of its kind. It comprises twenty-seven chapters written by leading international contributors. Organised into two parts, the following key topics are covered:

? major figures
? the metaphysics of agency
? rationality
? voluntary and involuntary action
? moral experience
? deliberation and choice
? phenomenology of agency and the cognitive sciences
? phenomenology of freedom
? embodied agency

Essential reading for students and researchers in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of cognitive science The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency will also be of interest to those in closely related subjects such as sociology and psychology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Franz Brentano’s critique of free will Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Phenomenology of willing in Pfänder and Husserl Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Alexander Pfänder’s phenomenology of motivation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Scheler’s phenomenology of freedom and his theory of action Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The intentionality and positionality of spontaneous acts Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dietrich von Hildebrand on the will and intentional agency  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The varieties of activity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Martin Heidegger Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Edith Stein Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Action in the phenomenology of Alfred Schütz Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Determined to act Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Emmanuel Levinas Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Hannah Arendt Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Merleau-Ponty and agency Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Paul Ricœur Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Operari Sequitur Esse Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Hubert Dreyfus Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Life is an adventure Download PDF
Chapter  19:  On the satisfaction conditions of agentive phenomenology Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Ambulo! Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Will-power Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The phenomenology of agency and the cognitive sciences Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The phenomenology of free agency Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The phenomenology of rational agency Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Acting, choosing, and deliberating Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Involuntariness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Moral experience Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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