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‘Philosophy of action’ answering moral questions

By Zhang Qingli | 2014-11-03 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

A new field dubbed “philosophy of action” has emerged in recent years. Involving interdisciplinary studies of analytical philosophy, neuroscience, psychology and anthropology, it provides unique perspectives in answering the classical questions of moral philosophy. From Oct. 18 to 19, the first National Symposium on Philosophy of Action, themed “Intents and Action”, was hosted at Shandong University. One universally accepted theory in this academic field is David Hume’s theory of agents, which asserts that action is stimulated by the beliefs and desires of the subjects.     

The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No.659, October 22, 2014.
                                                                                                                                        Edited and translated by Bai Le