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Facts About Behaviour

Jonathan Bennett

in The Act Itself

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780198237914
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019823791X.003.0002
 Facts About Behaviour

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A case is made for focusing less on acts than on facts about behaviour. This fits with the use of fact‐causation, which is conceptually superior to event causation; it fits with the ‘by’‐locution, on the only viable analysis of that given so far (the one in this chapter), and it avoids needless difficulties that arise when one tries to make the act concept do work for which it is not fitted.

Keywords: acts; causation; fact

Chapter.  8356 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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