Why do human beings move In this lucid portrayal of human behavior, Fred Dretske provides an original account of the way reasons function in the causal explanation of behavior Biological science investigates what makes our bodies move in the way they do Psychology is interested in why persons agents with reasons move in the way they do Dretske attempts to reconcile these different points of view by showing how reasons operate in a world of causes He reveals in detail how the character of our inner states what we believe, desire, and intend determines what we do. Download Explaining Behavior: Reasons in a World of Causes author Fred I. Dretske – heartforum.co.uk
Frederick Irwin Dretske is a philosopher noted for his contributions to epistemology and the philosophy of mind Recent work centers on conscious experience and self knowledge He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 1994 Dretske received his Ph.D from The University of Minnesota and taught for a number of years at the University of Wisconsin Madison before moving to Stanford University After retiring from Stanford, he moved to Duke University where he is now research professor of Philosophy.Dretske holds externalist views about the mind, and thus he tries in various writings to show that by means of mere introspection one actually learns about his own mind less than might be expected.
- 180 pages
- Explaining Behavior: Reasons in a World of Causes
- Fred I. Dretske
- 21 January 2018 Fred I. Dretske