The Ockham Society (Wednesday - Week 7, MT20)

Ockham Society

What makes an action an action? In other words, what are the characteristic marks of action? Philosophers since Descartes have failed to answer this question properly, mistakenly clinging to human exceptionalism and sublimated theories of the will. Or so John Hyman argues in his Action, Knowledge, and Will (2015). Hyman’s own answer is also flawed; we should question orthodox views more thoroughly than he does. However, his answer does provide us with the means to remedy his mistakes. Or so I would want to argue in this presentation.
 
Additional Information: Ockham will be held on MS Teams during MT20. Please email alexander.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk if you wish to attend. 


Ockham Society Convenor: Steven Diggin | Ockham Society Webpage