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Actions, philosophy: Actions are conscious or unconscious human actions as opposed to physical events. The action can take place against the will of the agent, but only if the opposed will is not strong enough to prevent the execution entirely.

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Brocker I 100
Action/Pareto: The distinction between "logical" and "non-logical action" forms the conceptual differentiation of the trattato (1).
Def logical action: For Pareto, action is logical when, from the point of view of a third observer, there is an empirically provable logical correspondence between purpose and choice of means(2);
Def non-logical action: non-logical action on the other hand is when such a correlation cannot be proven. The purposes are generally taken for granted, i.e. Pareto did not ask whether they themselves can be described as rational or non-rational.


1. Vilfredo Pareto, Trattato di sociologia generale, Florenz 1916. Vilfredo Pareto, Trattato di sociologia generale. Edizione critica a cura di Giovanni Busino, 4 Bände, Turin 1988. Dt.: Vilfredo Paretos System der allgemeinen Soziologie, herausgegeben und übersetzt von Gottfried Eisermann, Stuttgart 1962
2.Ebenda §§150ff.)


Maurizio Bach, Vilfredo Pareto, Allgemeine Soziologie (1916) in: Manfred Brocker (Hg). Geschichte des Politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018.


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Pareto, Vilfredo
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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