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dc.contributor.authorRowlands, M.
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-19T09:27:09Z
dc.date.available2009-08-19T09:27:09Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationRowlands , M 2006 , ' The normativity of action ' , Philosophical Psychology , vol. 19 , no. 3 , pp. 401-416 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09515080600690599
dc.identifier.issn0951-5089
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 187371
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b88abf99-2712-4b09-be46-abcb31262a92
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3797
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33646899378
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/3797
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713441835 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.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Psychology
dc.subjectVehicle Externalism
dc.subjectMyth Of The Giving
dc.subjectProper Function
dc.subjectMillikan
dc.titleThe normativity of actionen
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted2006
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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