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Single Idea 20059

[catalogued under 20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 3. Actions and Events]

Full Idea

I do not do an event; I do an action; so actions are not events.

Gist of Idea

I do actions, but not events, so actions are not events


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 5 'Are actions')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.75

A Reaction

Sounds conclusive, but it places a lot of weight on the concepts of 'I' and 'do', which leaves room for some discussion. This point is opposed to the causal theory of action, because causation concerns events.