Are actions bodily movements?

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Abstract

The view that actions are bodily movements, also known as corporealism, was much discussed in the latter half of the twentieth century, but now commands fewer adherents. The present paper argues that earlier proponents of corporealism missed the crucial feature of actions that tells in favour of actions being bodily movements. Focusing on this crucial feature provides us with the resources for responding to arguments against corporealism and in favour of alternative accounts.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)394-407
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Explorations
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Action
  • Donald Davidson
  • causalism
  • corporealism
  • functionalism
  • naturalism

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