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The Metaphysics of Basic Acts I: The Existence of Actions

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199599509
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594656 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0004
The Metaphysics of Basic Acts I: The Existence of Actions

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Actions, being a species of events, suffer with events general scepticisms about the mind-independent existence of such items. Metaphysical realism about events is more difficult to accept for some theorists than is a like realism about physical objects. Reasons are given not to succumb to such scepticisms about actions and events.

Keywords: events; objects; realism; scepticism

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Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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