Journal article icon

Journal article

Aristotle on action

Abstract:

When I raise my arm, what makes it the case that my arm's going up is an instance of my raising my arm? In this paper, I discuss Aristotle's answer to this question. His view, I argue, is that my arm's going up counts as my raising my arm just in case it is an exercise of a certain kind of causal power of mine. I show that this view differs in an interesting way both from the Davidsonian 'standard causal account' of action and from accounts put forward by recent critics of Davidson, such as H...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


Journal:
Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society, Supplementary Volumes
Volume:
81
Issue:
1
Pages:
109-138
Publication date:
2007-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8349
ISSN:
0309-7013
URN:
uuid:b72d7991-1191-4294-8cff-81ede0470707
Source identifiers:
192136
Local pid:
pubs:192136
Language:
English

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP