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Single Idea 3871

[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / c. Reasons as causes]

Full Idea

To explain an action as an action is to show that it is rational.

Gist of Idea

Explaining an action is showing that it is rational


W.H. Newton-Smith (The Rationality of Science [1981], X.2)

Book Reference

Newton-Smith,W.H.: 'The Rationality of Science' [RKP 1981], p.241