Ratio 33 (2):87-96 (2020)

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David Jenkins
Tel Aviv University
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Recent philosophical work on the relation between reasoning and bodily action is dominated by two views. It is orthodox to have it that bodily actions can be at most causally involved in reasoning. Others have it that reasoning can constitutively involve bodily actions, where this is understood as a matter of non‐mental bodily events featuring as constituents of practical reasoning. Reflection on cases of reasoning out‐loud suggests a neglected alternative on which both practical and theoretical reasoning can have bodily actions as constituents, where such bodily actions themselves amount to contentful mental events. Furthermore, the natural lines of resistance to this view trade on type‐token errors, or on a questionable common‐factor assumption.
Keywords Gilbert Ryle  action  disjunctivism  practical reasoning  reasoning  thinking out‐loud
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12259
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