Action and Responsibility: 18 (Library of Ethics and Applied by Andrew Sneddon

By Andrew Sneddon

What makes an occasion count number as an motion? regular solutions entice the way the development was once produced: e.g., possibly an arm move is an motion while as a result of psychological states (in specific ways), yet now not whilst brought on in alternative ways. Andrew Sneddon argues that this sort of solution, which he calls 'productionism', is methodologically and considerably incorrect. specifically, productionist solutions to this question are usually both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with out specific defence. as an alternative, 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. in particular, Sneddon argues that our practices of attributing ethical accountability to one another are at the least in part constitutive of occasions as actions.

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