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Introduction

Ruben David-Hillel

in Action and its Explanation

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198235880
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to articulate a view of action and its explanation that most closely fits the author's conception. It also dismisses some alternatives to the author's view. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: philosophy of action; prolific theory; act individuation; causal theory; agent causal theory; mental action; skilled activity

Chapter.  1619 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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