More on Act and Crime

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199599493
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594649 | DOI:
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Central to human agency and thus to moral responsibility is the idea of human action. An earlier book (Act and Crime) defended a version of a causal theory of action according to which all human actions are in essence willed bodily movements and nothing else. This theory is defended against the extended secondary literature criticizing this theory.

Keywords: acts; voluntary acts; omissions; volitions; bodily movements; metaphysics of actions; individuation of actions

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Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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