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Single Idea 20035

[catalogued under 20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 1. Action Theory]

Full Idea

The philosophy of action is concerned with the nature of agency: what it is to be a full-blown agent, and what it is to realise one's agency in acting deliberately on things.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy of action studies the nature of agency, and of deliberate actions


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 1 'Being')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.2

A Reaction

'Full-blown' invites the question of whether there could be a higher level of agency, beyond the capacity of human beings. Perhaps AI should design a theoretical machine that taps into those higher levels, if we can conceive of them. Meta-coherence!