Stout, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 up to break on pg. 20
-Subject: Actions and related concepts. Agents are beings that can act, and actions are
characteristic things that agents do. So one way to think about this is think about persons a
myList = [-1,-2,-2,-3]
for i in List:
if i > 0:
if total < n:
if total < n:
The second code uses elif. Python provides the special construct elif for creating if
statements containing multiple branches.
It should be if x>0: and x is not defined.
x and y a
If I type if floor = 13 in idle, it appears Invalid Syntax.
If I type count = 0 in idle, it appears count is not defined.
Trace an appointment from 10-12 and one from 11-13
The appointments overlap.
*handout from last class + printout of reading?
the way davidson describes agency/action: Ag (an agent) is the agency of e (an
event) iff here
is some description of e under which it was an intentional action by Ag
objection: this rules out a lot of anima
AGENCY AND CAUSATION
1. Causal transitive action verbs and their intransitive correlates: move, break, roll, boil, burn, crack, trip,
start, stop, wake up, melt, raise/rise, kill/die, and many more.
Entailment: Ag started the car
This is of two forms: practical knowledge of how to F, and the practical knowledge an agent has of her
actions of intentionally F-ing. Hornsby has a brief discussion of the former, Anscombe has a lengthy
list index out of range