Action (1893): Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice

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Action (1893): Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice

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This new edition of the English translation of Maurice Blondel s Action (1893) remains a philosophical classic.

Action was once a common 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 French philosopher Maurice Blondel came to focus on it at the end of the nineteenth century, it had all but disappeared from the philosophical vocabulary. Today, it is no longer possible or legitimate to ignore action in philosophy as it was when Blondel defended and published his doctoral dissertation and most influential work, L Action: Essai d une critique de la vie et d une science de la pratique (1893). Oliva Blanchette s definitive English translation of Action was first published in 1984 to critical acclaim. This new edition contains Blanchette s translation, corrections of minor errors in the first edition, and a new preface from the translat