Action, Decision-Making and Forms of Life

2016.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jesús Padilla Gálvez (ed.), Action, Decision-Making and Forms of Life, De Gruyter, 2016, 173pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jesús Padilla Gálvez (ed.), Action, Decision-Making and Forms of Life, De Gruyter, 2016, 173pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783110472882. Reviewed by Niklas Forsberg, Uppsala University/University of Helsinki This collection of conference papers, as the title indicates, focuses on Wittgenstein's notion of forms of life. A volume discussing how a Wittgenstein-inspired philosophy that brings the idea of forms of life to the contemporary philosophical debates about action and decision-making sounds like a very good idea. Something very fruitful may indeed come out of such a project. But what? Wittgenstein's importance for philosophy of action more generally is of course unquestionable. Giants like Elisabeth Anscombe, Donald Davidson, and John McDowell (to name a few) have all drawn upon Wittgenstein's thinking in their work on this topic. But the thoughts inherent in Wittgenstein's idea of forms of life are so. . .

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