AN EXAMINATION OF ROBERT KANE’S PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION

  • Okechukwu, Chidiebere Peter
  • Bruno Yammeluan Ikuli
Keywords: Philosophy of Action, Freewill, Intention Motive

Abstract

Over the years, there has been the contention among some philosophers on the nature of an action. Some argue that for an action to occur, there must be some certain mental dispositions such as willing, volition and the engagement of the mind, in connection with responsibility. As it were, action theory takes care of issues like; freewill, motive, intention, etc., which are of course littered in the writings of Kane. In this light, Kane sustains that an action that responsibility should be accorded is that action that was done with the will of an agent, who is a rational being. This work highlight the ideas of Kane as it refers to action theory themes found therein and thus places him in a particular classification of Action Theories highlighted in philosophy.

Published
2021-04-05
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