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In philosophy , an action is something which is done by an agent. In common speech , the term action is often used interchangeably with the term behavior . However, in the philosophy of action, the behavioural sciences, and the social sciences, a distinction is made: behavior is defined as automatic and reflexive activity, while action is defined as intentional, purposive, conscious and subjectively meaningful activity. Thus, throwing a ball is an instance of action; it involves an intention, a goal, and a bodily movement guided by the agent. On the other hand , catching a cold is not considered an action because it is something which happens to a person , not something done by one.