- The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan
- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.46, no.2, pp.1-16, 2013-12-20 (Released:2014-06-28)
John Searleʼs discussion of the gaps in rational action raises serious problems for the commonsense view that an explanation of an agentʼs action in terms of her reason for doing what she did is a species of causal explanation. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the problems Searle's discussion raises and examine the relation between the experienced gaps and the neurobiological processes in the brain.