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What makes an occasion count number as an motion? normal solutions attract the way the development was once produced: e.g., possibly an arm circulation is an motion while brought on by psychological states (in specific ways), yet no longer whilst triggered in alternative routes. Andrew Sneddon argues that this kind of resolution, which he calls 'productionism', is methodologically and considerably wrong. particularly, productionist solutions to this question are typically both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with out particular defence. in its place, Sneddon bargains an externalist, anti-foundationalist account of what makes an occasion count number as an motion, which he calls neo-ascriptivism, after the paintings of H.L.A. Hart. in particular, Sneddon argues that our practices of attributing ethical accountability to one another are a minimum of in part constitutive of occasions as actions.

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