About the series The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. About this volume The Philosophy of Action offers a selection of some of the best, most influential, and most accessible essays on the major contemporary issues in the philosophy of action. Topics addressed include intention, reasons for action, and the nature and explanation of intentional action. The contributors are all major figures in this area.