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Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice Blondel came to focus on it for his own philosophical reflection, it had all but disappeared from the philosophical vocabulary. It is no longer possible or legitimate to ignore action in philosophy as it was in France when Blondel appeared on the scene in 1882, when at the age of 21 he first began to focus on action as a dissertation subject, and in 1893, when he defended and published the dissertation now presented here for the English reader.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Maurice Blondel's Philosophy of Action: Translator's Preface
  2. pp. xi-xxvii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxviii
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  1. Note on the Translation
  2. pp. xxix-xxxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. Part I: Is There a Problem of Action?
  1. Chapter 1: How We Claim the Moral Problem Does Not Exist
  2. pp. 16-25
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  1. Chapter 2: That We Fail to Suppress the Moral Problem and How
  2. pp. 26-35
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  1. Part II: Is the Solution to the Problem of Action Negative?
  1. Chapter 1: How We Claim to Make Nothingness the Conclusion of Experience, the End of Science and the End of Human Ambition
  2. pp. 36-42
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  1. Chapter 2: That There is No Negative Solution to the Problem of Action; and What the Consciousness of or the Will for Nothingness Harbors
  2. pp. 43-50
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  1. THE NATURAL ORIENTATION OF THE WILL: Does the problem of action allow for a positive solution?
  2. pp. 51-53
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  1. Part III: The Phenomenon of Action
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Stage One: FROM SENSE INTUITION TO SUBJECTIVE SCIENCE
  1. Chapter 1: The Inconsistency of Sensation and Scientific Activity
  2. pp. 56-61
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  1. Chapter 2: The Incoherence of the Positive Sciences and the Mediation of Action
  2. pp. 62-93
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  1. Chapter 3: The Elements of Consciousness and the Subjective Science of Action
  2. pp. 94-108
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  1. Stage Two: FROM THE THRESHOLD OF CONSCIOUSNESS TO THE VOLUNTARY OPERATION
  2. pp. 109-110
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  1. Chapter 1: The Conception of Action
  2. pp. 111-120
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  1. Chapter 2: The Reason of Action
  2. pp. 121-131
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  1. Chapter 3: The Determination of Freedom and the Production of Action
  2. pp. 132-144
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  1. Stage Three: FROM THE INTENTIONAL EFFORT TO THE FIRST EXTERIOR EXPANSION OF ACTION
  2. pp. 145-149
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  1. Chapter 1: The Body of Action and Subjective Physiology
  2. pp. 150-161
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  1. Chapter 2: The Action of the Body and the Psychology of the Organism
  2. pp. 162-176
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  1. Chapter 3: The Interior Synergy and the Constitution of Individual Life through Action
  2. pp. 177-194
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  1. Stage Four: FROM INDIVIDUAL ACTION TO SOCIAL ACTION
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. Chapter 1: The Immediate Expansion and the Sensible Expression of Action
  2. pp. 197-206
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  1. Chapter 2: Coaction
  2. pp. 207-217
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  1. Chapter 3: Influence and Cooperation
  2. pp. 218-233
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  1. Stage Five: FROM SOCIAL ACTION TO SUPERSTITIOUS ACTION
  2. pp. 234-240
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  1. Chapter 1: The Voluntary Unity and the Fruitful Action of Common Life
  2. pp. 241-262
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  1. Chapter 2: The Universal Extension of Action
  2. pp. 263-284
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  1. Chapter 3: Superstitious Action
  2. pp. 285-299
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  1. Part IV: The Necessary Being of Action
  2. pp. 300-301
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  1. I: The Conflict
  1. FIRST MOMENT: The Will Contradicted and Vanquished
  2. pp. 302-308
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  1. SECOND MOMENT: The Will Affirmed and Maintained
  2. pp. 309-313
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  1. THIRD MOMENT: The One Thing Necessary
  2. pp. 314-329
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  1. II: The Alternative
  2. pp. 330-331
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  1. FIRST OPTION: The Death of Action
  2. pp. 332-344
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  1. SECOND OPTION: The Life of Action
  2. pp. 345-357
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  1. Part V: The Completion of Action
  2. pp. 358-362
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  1. Chapter 1: The Notion of Dogmas and of Revealed Precept sand Philosophical Critique
  2. pp. 363-372
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  1. Chapter 2: The Value of Literal Practice and the Conditions of Religious Action
  2. pp. 373-388
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  1. Chapter 3: The Bond of Knowledge and Action in Being
  2. pp. 389-424
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 425-446
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268158941
Related ISBN
9780268021771
MARC Record
OCLC
966925107
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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