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Book chapter

Thinking about Action: Keckermann on the Description and Interpretation of Agency

P. 78-88.

The paper examines the interpretation of action in Bartholomaeus Keckermann's applied logic. It defends the thesis that Keckermann makes important and innovative distinctions: the description of a particular action does not focus on its moral evaluation, but on its circumstances, antecedents, and consequences. The reading of such a text containing descriptions, narrations, or interpretations of actions, however, must take the moral dimension of the actions described into account. Keckermann's distinction may have important implications for Keckermann’s understanding of history and the pre-history of hermeneutics in general.