Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRowlands, M.
dc.identifier.citationRowlands , M 2006 , ' The normativity of action ' , Philosophical Psychology , vol. 19 , no. 3 , pp. 401-416 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 187371
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b88abf99-2712-4b09-be46-abcb31262a92
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3797
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33646899378
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Informa / Taylor and Francis Group. DOI: 10.1080/09515080600690599 [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThe concept of action is playing an increasingly prominent role in attempts to explain how subjects can represent the world. The idea is that at least some of the role traditionally assigned to internal representations can, in fact, be played by the ability of subjects to act on the world, and the exercise of that ability on appropriate occasions. This paper argues that the appeal to action faces a serious dilemma. If the concept of action employed is a representational one, then the appeal to action is circular: representation has been presupposed rather than explained. However, if the concept of action employed is a non-representational one, then the appeal to action will be inadequate: in particular, the appeal will fail to account for the normativity of representation. The way out of this dilemma is to develop a conception of action that is normative, but where this normativity is not inherited from the action's connection to distinct representational states. The normative status of such actions would be sui generis. This paper argues that such a conception of action is available.en
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Psychology
dc.subjectVehicle Externalism
dc.subjectMyth Of The Giving
dc.subjectProper Function
dc.titleThe normativity of actionen
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record