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Human Action, Consciousness, and Problems of Representation
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Human Action, Consciousness, and Problems of Representation

Geeta Ramana

Abstract

The philosophical debate about whether human actions are also subject to naturalistic explanations forces us to examine the different dimensions of action. Explanations and interpretations act not only as linguistic tools but also presuppose a conscious mind that is able to unite intentionality and reason and thus represent human action as seen through models of practical reasoning as well as experience. We bring the traditional mind–body problem into contemporary focus and discuss the nature of explanations and notion of acts and events in this context. Both phenomenal and intentional experie ... More

Keywords: explanation of human action, truth-condition, consciousness, interpretation, cogito, realism, intentionality, mind–body problem, phenomenalism, nyaya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198097266
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097266.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geeta Ramana, author
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai