A Companion to the Philosophy of Action
Timothy O'Connor is Professor and Department Chair of philosophy at Indiana University Bloomington, and a member of its Cognitive Sciences program. He has published extensively in metaphysics, philosophy of mind and action, and philosophy of religion. His books include Agents, Causes, and Events: Essays on Indeterminism and Free Will (ed. 1995), Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will (2000), Philosophy of Mind: Contemporary Readings (ed. 2003), Theism and Ultimate Explanation: The Necessary Shape of Contingency (2008) and Downward Causation and the Necessity of Free Will (ed. 2010).
Constantine Sandis is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University and New York University in London. He is the editor of New Essays on the Explanation of Action (2009) and Hegel on Action (with Arto Laitinen, 2010), and author of The Things We Do and Why We Do Them (2010).
A Companion to the Philosophy of Action
Notes on Contributors
Kieran Allen is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology in University College Dublin. He has lectured extensively on Weber and has written Max Weber: A Critical Introduction (London: Pluto Press, 2004). His latest book was on Ireland's Economic Crash (Dublin: Liffey Press, 2009).
Maria Alvarez is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton, UK. She has published widely on actions, reasons, and their relation. Her book, Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action , will be published by Oxford University Press in 2010.
Kent Bach , Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, was educated at Harvard College and University of California, Berkeley. He has written extensively in philosophy of language, theory of knowledge, and philosophy of mind. His books include Thought and Reference (Oxford University Press, 1987; expanded edition 1994) and, with Robert M. Harnish, Linguistic Communication and Speech Acts (MIT Press, 1979).
Annette Baier is currently Associate in Philosophy at the University of Otago, from which she first graduated. She has published on Hume, ethics, and philosophy of mind. Her most recent book is Death and Character: Further Reflections on Hume . She has books forthcoming on Hume on Justice (Harvard University Press) and on How We Live (Oxford University Press).
Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His latest books are Animals at Play: Rules of the Game (a kid's book) and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals (written with Jessica Pierce). Marc's homepage is Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to taking up his current post he was Gifford Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in 1998–1999. He is the author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and is currently working on a book on medieval philosophy.
John Broome is White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Microeconomics of Capitalism (1983), Weighing Goods (1991), Counting the Cost of Global Warming (1992), Ethics Out of Economics (1999) and Weighing Lives (2004).
Randolph Clarke is Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of Libertarian Accounts of Free Will (Oxford University Press, 2003) and many articles on agency, free will, and moral responsibility.
Ursula Coope is Tutorial Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Oxford University. She is the author of Time for Aristotle (Oxford University Press, 2005) and of papers on Aristotle's Physics and his philosophy of action. She is currently writing about the development of the concept of the will in ancient philosophy.
Wayne A. Davis is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. His publications focus on philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, and include Implicature (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Meaning, Expression and Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and Nondescriptive Meaning and Expression (Oxford University Press, 2005).
Sabine Döring is Professor of Philosophy at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Her publications include 'Explaining action by emotion,' Philosophical Quarterly , 53 (2003),