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By Andrew Sneddon

What makes an occasion count number as an motion? common solutions entice the best way the development was once produced: e.g., possibly an arm flow is an motion while attributable to psychological states (in specific ways), yet no longer while brought on in alternative routes. Andrew Sneddon argues that this sort of solution, which he calls 'productionism', is methodologically and considerably flawed. particularly, productionist solutions to this query are typically both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with no particular defence. in its place, Sneddon deals 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 not less than in part constitutive of occasions as actions.

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