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

By Andrew Sneddon

What makes an occasion count number as an motion? usual solutions entice the best way the development used to be produced: e.g., maybe an arm move is an motion while brought on by psychological states (in specific ways), yet now not while triggered 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 typically both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with out specific defence. in its place, 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 no less than in part constitutive of occasions as actions.

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