Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research: May 2010, Vol. 80, No. 3

Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research: May 2010, Vol. 80, No. 3

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The Myth of Factive Verbs, ALLAN HAZLETT

Skilled Activity and the Causal Theory of Action, RANDOLPH CLARKE

Skilled activity, such as shaving or dancing, differs in important ways from many of the stock examples that are employed by action theorists. Some critics of the causal theory of action contend that such a view founders on the problem of skilled activity. This paper examines how a causal theory can be extended to the case of skilled activity and defends the account from its critics.

Why Frankfurt-Examples Don't Need to Succeed to Succeed, FELIPE LEON and NEAL A. TOGNAZZINI

The Descent of Shame, HEIDI L. MAIBOM

Shame is a painful emotion concerned with failure to live up to certain standards, norms, or ideals. The subject feels that he fails in the regard of others; he feels watched and exposed. As a result, he feels bad about the person that he is. The most popular view of shame is that someone only feels ashamed if he fails to live up to standards, norms, or ideals that he, himself, accepts. …

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