chapter  6
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Practical reasoning in the dynamics of action

When actions arise in the normal way from practical reasoning, we can understand them in relation to at least three major characteristics. They are reasoned, end-directed, and in accord with a practical judgment. But this understanding is not the only kind one might seek from an account of practical reasoning. As constituted by a pattern of events, it can help in accounting for the dynamics of actions based on it, above all for what causes them, and for how, in relation to causative events, they come about.