Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory

Mark Vinzenz Alznauer, José M Torralba

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Abstract

The essays in this volume address the question of whether we can understand human action without reference to moral norms or values. Although the authors approach this question in different and sometimes even incompatible ways, they are united in thinking that it is undesirable or even incoherent to treat human agency as if it were conceptually independent of value questions.
The editors have attempted to invite contributions that would be interesting to both philosophers and social theorists. The conjunction of philosophic and sociological perspectives might help to overcome some of the mutual misunderstandings that have been fostered by a lack of dialogue between the philosophic and sociological action theory.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationHildesheim, Germany
PublisherGeorg Olms Verlag
Number of pages271
ISBN (Print)9783487153872
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Alznauer, M. V., & Torralba, J. M. (2016). Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory. Hildesheim, Germany: Georg Olms Verlag.