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Mental Actions

Lucy O'Brien and Matthew Soteriou


This book investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve chapters address such questions as the following: Which phenomena should we count as mental actions — imagining, remembering, judging, for instance? How should we explain our knowledge of our mental actions, and what light does that throw on self-knowledge in general? What contributions do mental actions make to our consciousness? What is the relationship between the voluntary and the active, in the mental sphere? What are the similarities a ... More

Keywords: action, mental action, consciousness, phenomenology of mind, self-knowledge, imagining, judging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy O'Brien, editor
University College London
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Matthew Soteriou, editor
Warwick University
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