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The Act Itself$
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Jonathan Bennett

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198237914

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019823791X.001.0001

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Facts About Behaviour

Facts About Behaviour

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(p.27) 2 Facts About Behaviour
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The Act Itself
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Jonathan Bennett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019823791X.003.0002

A case is made for focusing less on acts than on facts about behaviour. This fits with the use of fact‐causation, which is conceptually superior to event causation; it fits with the ‘by’‐locution, on the only viable analysis of that given so far (the one in this chapter), and it avoids needless difficulties that arise when one tries to make the act concept do work for which it is not fitted.

Keywords:   acts, causation, fact

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