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Action ScienceFoundations of an Emerging Discipline$
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Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018555

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

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Action Science Emerging: Introduction and Leitmotifs

Action Science Emerging: Introduction and Leitmotifs

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Action Science

Arvid Herwig

Miriam Beisert

Wolfgang Prinz

The MIT Press

This chapter introduces readers to the concept of action and discusses its role in the lives of human beings. It states that every single human activity is driven by action and that it will be impossible for humankind to survive without action. Action is present in every sphere of human activity, whether preparing and eating food, working, sleeping, or simply resting. Actions play a key role in strengthening mental abilities, help an individual to spend a day in a constructive manner, and determine the ability of humankind to reproduce and progress. They also play a key role in influencing the interaction of human beings with the environment. It is difficult to define action in simple terms as it involves a range of physical and intellectual activities, which are essential for performing a meaningful action.

Keywords:   action, humankind, human beings, human activity, mental ability

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