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20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 2. Duration of an Action

[fixing the start, duration and end of an action]

6 ideas
If one event causes another, the two events must be wholly distinct [Hume, by Wilson/Schpall]
If one action leads directly to another, they are all one action [Davidson, by Wilson/Schpall]
With activities if you are doing it you've done it, with performances you must finish to have done it [Simons]
Mental states and actions need to be separate, if one is to cause the other [Stout,R]
Are actions bodily movements, or a sequence of intention-movement-result? [Stout,R]
If one action leads to another, does it cause it, or is it part of it? [Stout,R]