- Title Pages
- Other volumes of collected essays by Donald Davidson
- Provenance of the Essays and Acknowledgments
- 1 Truth Rehabilitated
- 2 The Folly of Trying to Define Truth
- 3 Method and Metaphysics
- 4 Meaning, Truth, and Evidence
- 5 Pursuit of the Concept of Truth
- 6 What is Quine's View of Truth?
- 7 A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
- 8 The Social Aspect of Language
- 9 Seeing Through Language
- 10 James Joyce and Humpty Dumpty
- 11 The Third Man
- 12 Locating Literary Language
- 13 Thinking Causes
- 14 Laws and Cause
- 15 Plato's Philosopher
- 16 The Socratic Concept of Truth
- 17 Dialectic and Dialogue
- 18 Gadamer and Plato's Philebus
- 19 Aristotle's Action
- 20 Spinoza's Causal Theory of the Affects
- Appendix: Replies to Rorty, Stroud, McDowell, and Pereda
- Contents List of Volumes of Essays
- Bibliography References
- (p.277) 19 Aristotle's Action
- Truth, Language, and History
- Oxford University Press
This essay discusses Aristotle’s theory of action, and the changes in how philosophers think about action in the present and future. It highlights areas in which contemporary philosophy of action has moved to positions different from Aristotle. In the future, the study of action will continue to contribute to the breakdown of the administratively ordained boundaries between the various fields of philosophy.
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