By Andrew Sneddon

ISBN-10: 1402039964

ISBN-13: 9781402039966

ISBN-10: 9048170087

ISBN-13: 9789048170081

What makes an occasion count number as an motion? normal solutions attract the way the development was once produced: e.g., maybe an arm circulation is an motion whilst as a result of psychological states (in specific ways), yet no longer while brought on in alternative routes. Andrew Sneddon argues that this kind of resolution, which he calls 'productionism', is methodologically and considerably improper. specifically, productionist solutions to this question are usually both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with out specific defence. as a substitute, Sneddon bargains an externalist, anti-foundationalist account of what makes an occasion count number as an motion, which he calls neo-ascriptivism, after the paintings of H.L.A. Hart. particularly, Sneddon argues that our practices of attributing ethical accountability to one another are not less than partially constitutive of occasions as actions.

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