Rationality in Action
What is the rational action or what makes the action rational? In this paper, I will address this question. First, I will analyze the definitions from the popular Meriam-Webster dictionary in order to construe some basic operating framework concerning the rationality of action. Second, I will sketch the basic idea of rational thinking as criteria-dependent and selective. Third, I will discuss the relation between thought and action. After that, I will criticize the causal theory of action and the general idea that thoughts are causes of action. Fourth, I will sketch my account of (the) rational action. Finally, I will address some objections.