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Single Idea 20081

[catalogued under 20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 4. Action as Movement]

Full Idea

You do not ride a bicycle just by moving your body in a certain way. You have to be on the bicycle to move in the right sort of way

Gist of Idea

Bicycle riding is not just bodily movement - you also have to be on the bicycle


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 9 'Are body')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.145

A Reaction

My favourite philosophical ideas are simple and conclusive. He also observes that walking involves the ground being walked on. In complex actions 'feedback' with the environment is involved.