Propositional attitudes and embodied skills in the philosophy of action

William Hasselberger*

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Propositionalism in the philosophy of action is the popular view that intentional actions are bodily movements caused and rationalized by certain ‘internal’ propositional attitude states that constitute the agent's perspective. I attack propositionalism's background claim that the genuinely mental/cognitive dimension of human action resides solely in some range of ‘internal’ agency-conferring representational states that causally trigger, and thus are always conceptually disentangle-able from, bodily activity itself. My opposing claim, following Ryle, Wittgenstein, and others, is that mentality and intentionality can be constitutively implicated in bodily actions themselves, as exercises of a distinctive form of embodied practical understanding. I attempt to show this by attending to the fine-grained contours of various skillful actions.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)449-476
Número de páginas28
RevistaEuropean Journal of Philosophy
Número de emissão1
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - mar. 2018

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