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Indeterminism and Agency

John F. Horty

in Agency and Deontic Logic

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195134612
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833269 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134613.003.0002
Indeterminism and Agency

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Develops the formal theory of action, or agency, that forms the background of the book. The account is cast against the background of Prior's theory of branching, or indeterministic, time. Against this background, the chapter develops precise notions of action and ability for both individuals and groups.

Keywords: ability; action; agency; branching time; indeterminism

Chapter.  13696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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