A framework to understand human action

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  • João de Fernandes Teixeira Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC) - UNESP/campus de Marília

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31731988000100003

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Explanation, covering-law model, human action, causalism, intentionalism, retroduction

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This paper consists in an analysis of two explanatory models of human behaviour which play a prominent role in the contemporary literature on human action. The first model - the causalist - aims at explaining action in terms of causes and general laws. The second model - the intentionalist - explains human action in terms of intentions and practical syllogism. The difficulties of both models are presented and in the last part of the essay we propose one alternative model, based on the notion of retroduction.

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1988-12-01

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Teixeira, J. de F. (1988). A framework to understand human action. TRANS/FORM/AÇÃO: Revista De Filosofia, 11, 13–22. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31731988000100003

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