Human Action

  • Raimo Tuomela
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 116)


As we all know human behavior can be described and classified in a variety of ways. We speak about activities, actions, achievements, habitual and automated behavior, reflexes, and so on. It is plausible to think that our explanations of behavior are strongly linked with our ways of describing behavior. We shall in fact argue later that one’s general views concerning the nature of man and the sources of man’s activity strongly affect one’s way of conceptualizing and explaining behavior.


Singular Term Action Token Constitutive Property Singular Event Aspect Property 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimo Tuomela
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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