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The Causal Theory Revisited

Berent Enç

in How We Act

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199256020
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602238 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256020.003.0004
The Causal Theory Revisited

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Develops further the foundationalist causal theory of action introduced in Ch. 2. In particular, Enç develops an account of act individuation ingenious to his reductive view of action, which at the same time renders its main competitors, the family of theories that regards action as an irreducible part of rational action, implausible.

Keywords: act individuation; action; causal theory of action; Enç; foundationalism; rational action; reductionism

Chapter.  8190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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