Ideas from 'Action, Reasons and Causes' by Donald Davidson [1963], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Essays on Actions and Events' by Davidson,Donald [OUP 1982,0-19-824637-4]].

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / b. Events as primitive
Varied descriptions of an event will explain varied behaviour relating to it
20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 2. Duration of an Action
If one action leads directly to another, they are all one action
20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / a. Nature of intentions
We explain an intention by giving an account of acting with an intention
20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 2. Acting on Beliefs / a. Acting on beliefs
Acting for a reason is a combination of a pro attitude, and a belief that the action is appropriate
20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / c. Reasons as causes
Early Davidson says intentional action is caused by reasons
Davidson claims that what causes an action is the reason for doing it
Reasons must be causes when agents act 'for' reasons