Philosophical theories of human action aim to state necessary conditions of human action. The thesis of this paper is that there are no such conditions. The concept of a human action is essentially an open concept. It is not governed by any set of necessary conditions. The paper considers and rejects several recent attempts to state necessary conditions of human action, including those of Donald Davidson and Roderick Chisholm
"The Concept of Human Action,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 3
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol3/iss1/21
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