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THE SPECIAL COMPOSITION QUESTION IN ACTION

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Abstract:

Abstract: 

Just as we may ask whether, and under what conditions, a collection of objects composes a single object, we may ask whether, and under what conditions, a collection of actions composes a single action. In the material objects literature, this question is known as the “special composition question,” and I take it that there is a similar question to be asked of collections of actions. I will call that question the “special composition question in action,” and argue that the correct answer to this question depends on a particular kind of consequence produced by the individual constituent actions.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2006.00270.x

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy University of Missouri-Columbia

Publication date: 2006-12-01

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