Jesús H. Aguilar

Jesús H. Aguilar
Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT · Department of Philosophy

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Suppose that you just ate a meal. Having satisfied your hunger, you find yourself craving a beer and realize that there is no beer left in the fridge. You know that the corner store has a good selection of beers, so you walk to the store to get some. At the same time that you finish your meal, your cat finishes eating. Being in the habit of cleanin...
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In "Artefacts Without Agency," Christian Illies and Anthonie Meijers articulate the basic framework of a notion identified as "Action Schemes." We identify an internal inconsistency in their account and offer concrete suggestions on how to avoid it.
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This volume contains a set of state-of-the-art essays by younger philosophers on various topics in the philosophy of action. Some of the essays are about the metaphysics of action and agency; some consider the nature of autonomy and free agency; some explore conceptual and normative issues, some draw on data from psychology and psychopathology. But...
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This chapter presents a plausible strategy, grounded on the proposal that the bodily movement corresponding to an action must be sensitive to the content of the mental state that causes it, for defending the theory against the possibility of deviant causal chains. This is referred to here as the sensitivity condition. The causal theory of action (C...
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This introduction offers a brief historical examination of the three key stages of the development of the causal theory of action (CTA), namely, the ancient classical period represented by the work of Aristotle, the early modern period represented by the work of Thomas Hobbes, and the contemporary period represented by the work of Donald Davidson....
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Leading figures working in the philosophy of action debate foundational issues relating to the causal theory of action. © 2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.
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On the Causal Theory of Action (CTA), internal proper parts of an agent such as desires and intentions are causally responsible for actions. CTA has increasingly come under attack for its alleged failure to account for agency. A recent version of this criticism due to François Schroeter proposes that CTA cannot provide an adequate account of either...
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According to the Causal Theory of Action, actions are causally produced events and causal transitivity seems to apply to all such events. However, strong intuitions support the idea that actions cannot be transitively caused. This is a tension that has plagued this theory’s effort to account for action. In particular, it has fueled a serious object...

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