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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/9780198235880.003.0006
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This chapter introduces two versions of the agent causalist theory (ACT). One version is involved in a reification that is gratuitous; the other version is rejected on other grounds. It argues that all three theories — the causal theory and both versions of the ACT — share an assumption that is identified and rejected.

Keywords: philosophy of action; causal theory of action; agent causalist theory; causation

Chapter.  13871 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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