|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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Language/Action/Millikan: People develop language not only in connection with actions! That would be too dangerous! Millions of people would have died because of wrong language use.
If we usually coupled our beliefs with practical inferences, each test would simultaneously be a test for many other terms that are involved.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987