David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Studies 119 (3):295-314 (2004)
The first half of this paper is an attemptto conceptualize and understand the paradoxicalnotion of ``passive action''''. The strategy is toconstrue passive action in the context ofemotional behavior, with the purpose toestablish it as a conceivable and conceptuallycoherent category. In the second half of thispaper, the implications of passive action forcausal theories of action are examined. I arguethat Alfred Mele''s defense of causalism isunsuccessful and that causalism may lack theresource to account for passive action.Following Harry Frankfurt, I suggest analternative way of understanding the nature ofaction that can accommodate passive action.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ezio Di Nucci (2011). Frankfurt Versus Frankfurt: A New Anti-Causalist Dawn. Philosophical Explorations 14 (1):117-131.
Monika Betzler (2009). Expressive Actions. Inquiry 52 (3):272-292.
Similar books and articles
Jerome M. Segal (1991). Agency and Alienation: A Theory of Human Presence. Rowman and Littlefield.
Andrew Sneddon (2004). Action: On Cause and Constitution. Dialogue 43 (01):157-.
David Wall (2009). Are There Passive Desires? Dialectica 63 (2):133-155.
Douglas N. Walton (1980). Omissions and Other Negative Actions. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 1 (3):305-324.
Jing Zhu & Paul Thagard (2002). Emotion and Action. Philosophical Psychology 15 (1):19 – 36.
Ezio Di Nucci (2011). Automatic Actions: Challenging Causalism. Rationality Markets and Morals 2 (1):179-200.
Brian Bruya (2007). Education and Responsiveness: On the Agency of Intersubjectivity. In Roger T. Ames & Peter Herschock (eds.), Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation among Cultures. University of Hawai'i Press.
Andrei A. Buckareff & Jing Zhu (2004). Causalisms Reconsidered. Dialogue 43 (01):147-.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #36,118 of 1,101,678 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #23,343 of 1,101,678 )
How can I increase my downloads?