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Action Theory
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The term “action theory” denotes various philosophical and scientific attempts to analyze and interpret human action. In a narrower sense it refers to the present intensive conceptual and empirical effort to clarify the supposedly necessary components of any action as a complex event. A key question is whether and to what extent human action can be distinguished from behavior (Behaviorism). In a broader sense the term applies to traditional positions in philosophy and science, insofar as they…

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Middendorf, Manfred, “Action Theory”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A49>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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