"It’s a prejudice that something is real to the extent that it’s capable of scientific explanation." - Jennifer Hornsby

Jennifer Hornsby is a Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, who has published on on action, language, and feminism. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1996-1997.

She is well-known for her unorthodox view on action, outlined in her influential 1980 book Actions, in which she argues that actions are real events occuring beneath the surface of the skin. "There is much an orthodox materialist can learn from the heretical Hornsby." - The Times Literary Supplement

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