Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 10, 1980

Douglas N. Walton
Pages 141-148

On the Logical Form of Some Commonplace Action Expressions

This paper pursues the suggestion of St. Anselm that action expressions can be parsed by saying that the agent makes a certain proposition true. Using the model syntax of Pörn and the relatedness logic of Epstein, it is shown how St. Anselm's approach can reveal the logical form of some common action locutions.