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Act and CrimeThe Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law$
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Michael S. Moore

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.001.0001

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The Metaphysics of Basic Acts I: The Existence of Actions

The Metaphysics of Basic Acts I: The Existence of Actions

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(p.60) 4 The Metaphysics of Basic Acts I: The Existence of Actions
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Act and Crime
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0004

Actions, being a species of events, suffer with events general scepticisms about the mind-independent existence of such items. Metaphysical realism about events is more difficult to accept for some theorists than is a like realism about physical objects. Reasons are given not to succumb to such scepticisms about actions and events.

Keywords:   events, objects, realism, scepticism

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