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- DescriptionThis is an invative study into the role of action - as distinct from mere movement - in the natural world. Jones argues that an organism's behaviour must always have its roots in some form of need, but that action based on need alone is t agency. 'Primitive' (n-intentional) action in humans is discussed as a form of agency common to many organisms - an area of overlap neglected in recent scholarship. This intersectional approach makes an important contribution to current philosophical debate on the nature and origins of agency.
- Author BiographyDerek M Jones is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Cognitive Science at the University of Evansville, where he specializes in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. This is his first single-authored monograph.
- Author(s)Derek M. Jones
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication20/07/2016
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleHistory and Philosophy of Biology
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
- Content Note4 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white line drawings
- Weight322 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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