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It seems, then, that when an agent is intentionally Φ-ing, doubts or difficulties about her succeeding do not bear on the question of whether she is trying to Φ; they bear rather upon whether there could be any point in thinking of her as trying to Φ, and upon whether it would be appropriate to say that she is trying to Φ. In order to see that ‘try to’ applies in many cases where we wouldn’t think to apply it, it helps to see that learning what a person is trying to do is one way to come to know something about the person’s reasons for acting.

This is the classical doctrine of agent causation, which raises a host of interesting and difficult metaphysical and ontological issues peculiar to itself (see chapter 28). Setting aside these doctrinal differences between action theorists, we may inquire now into the ontological status of powers and their manifestations. ’ Thus solubility in water would seem to be a property of salt, as would its actual dissolving in water on some occasion. And the same would seem to apply in the case of human agents.

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