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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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Action/explanation/unrealized possibilities/possibilia/Lewis: problem: how can unrealized possibilities explain our actions? - Solution: brain states are characterized by belief. - These are associated with thought objects, i.e. with quantities that are partially made of un-updated individuals. - They are in these relations because they bear these interpretations - and they bear the interpretations through the causal powers - not vice versa. - ((s) causal powers of thought objects or of the relations?).

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26