Are all actions movements of the agent's body?

Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):52-64 (2011)
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Davidson famously contended that all actions are movements of the agent's body. It has been objected, however, that Davidson's view is incompatible with his own definition of primitive actions. This paper argues that this objection is based on an incorrect reading of Davidson's argument. I will show that by reading 'movements', in 'all actions are bodily movements', transitively, Davidson's definition of primitive actions ceases to contradict with his thesis that all actions are bodily movements.
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Thinking Causes.Davidson, Donald
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