The Possibility of Philosophy of Action

  • Michael Smith
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 77)


Fred moves his finger, thereby flicking the switch, turning on the light, illuminating the room and alerting the prowler (Davidson 1963). What explains the action or actions he performs?


Humean Explanation Evaluative Belief Distinct Existence Dispositional Theory Profound Challenge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Smith
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  1. 1.Philosophy Program, Research School of Social ScienceAustralian National UniversityAustralia

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