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Action and Interaction

Shaun Gallagher


Action and Interaction is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the nature of action, starting with questions about action individuation, context, the notion of ?basic action? and the temporal structure of action. The importance of circumstance for understanding action is stressed. These topics lead to questions about intention and the sense of agency and ultimately to the idea that we need to consider action in the social contexts of interaction. The second part looks at the role of interaction in discussions of social cognition, building a contrast between standard theory- of-m ... More

Keywords: Action, context, social cognition, intersubjectivity, enactivism, narrative, critical theory, autonomy, recognition, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198846345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198846345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shaun Gallagher, author
University of Memphis