Explanation of Human Action

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 116)


The philosophical problems related to the explanation of actions are very intimately connected to those pertaining to the characterization of intentional actions and to the understanding of behavior as action, as will be seen soon. Thus, although the aim of this chapter is to clarify what it is to explain actions, our discussion below will be a rather direct continuation of the discussion begun in the previous chapter.


Conduct Plan Intentional Action Causal Connection Causal Theory Doxastic Attitude 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimo Tuomela
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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