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Vs"Acts of Will"/Geach: attribution of responsibility instead of causality (GeachVs)-Vs: "ascription theory" ("ascriptivism", Oxford) -
Ascriptivism/Oxford: Thesis: saying that an action is voluntary is not a description of the action, but an attribution.
"All he said"/Oxford: Thesis: this would not be about description but about "confirmation". GeachVs: such theories can be invented by the dozen. - The actual distinction to be observed is the one between naming and predication. - VsAscription Theory: condemning a thing by calling it "bad" must be explained by the more general concept of predication, and such predication can also be done without condemnation. - Neither can "done deliberately" be characterized by attribution of responsibility or "being imposed" without describing the act as such first.


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Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28