Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Two Questions. Appendix I: The Status Question: What to Look For? 2. Ascriptivism Resurrected: The Case for Ascriptivism. 3. Ascriptivism Defended: The Case Against Ascriptivism. Appendix II: An Alternative Reading of Hart. 4. Responsibility and Causation I: Legal Responsibility. 5. Responsibility and Causation II: Moral Responsibility. 6. Foundationalism and the Production Question. 7. Foundationalism and the Status Question: Strong Productionism. Appendix III: Reflections on the Pursuit of a Causal Analysis of Action. 8. Nouveau Volitionism. 9. Weak Productionism. 10. Concluding Reflections on Ascriptivism and Action. BIBLIOGRAPHY. INDEX.
Application of externalism, in model from philosophy of mind, to philosophy of action
Explicit diagnosis of and resistance to foundationalism in philosophy of action
Connection of traditional concerns of philosophical study of action to moral philosophy
Revision and defence of H.L.A. Hart's ascriptivism about the nature of action
Division of philosophy of action into production issues and status issues