What are you causing in acting?

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Title: What are you causing in acting?
Authors: Stout, Rowland
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4972
Date: Aug-2010
Abstract: My target for attack in this paper is the fairly widespread view in the philosophy of action that what an agent is doing in acting in a certain kind of way is causing an event of some corresponding type. On this view agency is characterized by the agent’s causing of events. To pick one of many manifestations of this view here are Maria Alvarez and John Hyman.We can describe an agent as something or someone that makes things happen. And we can add that to make something happen is to cause an event of some kind. (Alvarez & Hyman, 1998, p. 221)
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: MIT Press
Keywords: Philosophy of actionCausal theoriesPhilosophy of causation
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff (eds.). Causing Human Action: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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