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What makes an occasion count number as an motion? commonplace solutions entice the best way the development used to be produced: e.g., probably an arm circulate is an motion while because of psychological states (in specific ways), yet no longer whilst prompted in alternative ways. Andrew Sneddon argues that this kind of solution, which he calls 'productionism', is methodologically and considerably wrong. specifically, productionist solutions to this query are typically both individualistic or foundationalist, or either, with out particular defence. as a substitute, Sneddon bargains an externalist, anti-foundationalist account of what makes an occasion count number as an motion, which he calls neo-ascriptivism, after the paintings of H.L.A. Hart. in particular, Sneddon argues that our practices of attributing ethical accountability to one another are at the very least partially constitutive of occasions as actions.

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