Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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II 84
Action Theory / Practical Syllogism / Davidson / Gl├╝er: Aristotle: conclusion is itself the direct action - E.g. if I eat the chocolate because I have reasons, then the reason is the cause - Cause = reason (in the practical syllogism) - WittgensteinVsDavidson: (Blue Book, p 35): statements about causes are empirical (nomological) - but that does not apply to specifying your own reasons for action - cause / Wittgenstein: is anybody s guess - reasons / motive / Wittgenstein: to know - (from language skills) - on the other hand: "can" / Wittgenstein: refers to logical possibility - II 85 Conclusion: reason and action are not separate.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23