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- DescriptionAlan Millar examines our understanding of why people think and act as they do. His key theme is that rmative considerations form an indispensable part of the explanatory framework in terms of which we seek to understand each other. Millar defends a conception according to which rmativity is linked to reasons. On this basis he examines the structure of certain rmative commitments incurred by having propositional attitudes. Controversially, he argues that ascriptions of beliefs and intentions in and of themselves attribute rmative commitments and that this has implications for the psychology of believing and intending. Indeed, all propositional attitudes of the sort we ascribe to people have a rmative dimension, since possessing the concepts that the attitudes implicate is of its very nature commitment-incurring. The ramifications of these views for our understanding of people is explored. Millar offers illuminating discussions of reasons for belief and reasons for action; the explanation of beliefs and actions in terms of the subject's reasons; the idea that simulation has a key role in understanding people; and the limits of explanation in terms of propositional attitudes. He compares and contrasts the commitments incurred by propositional attitudes with those incurred by participating in practices, arguing that the former should t be assimilated to the latter. Understanding People will be of great interest to most philosophers of mind, as well as to those working on practical and theoretical reasoning.
- Author BiographyAlan Millar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling.
- Author(s)Alan Millar
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication06/11/2008
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight427 g
- Width156 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine15 mm
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