- The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan
- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.53, no.2, pp.133-150, 2021-03-31 (Released:2021-03-31)
This paper aims to put forward an alternative to the standard theory of action (STA), which I call “the teleological theory of action (TTA)”. I also examine the main argument for STA and maintain that there is a possibility to deny two premises of the argument. Each denial is called the disjunctivism of bodily movement and the disjunctivism of intention. TTA implies that an intention in action is (part of) a bodily movement, and this in turn implies the two disjunctivisms. TTA is supported by the causal dispositionalism which takes dispositions as basic and understands causation in terms of them.