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Personal Agency

E. J. Lowe

in Personal Agency

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199217144
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191712418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.003.0008
 Personal Agency

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This chapter builds upon the account of agent causation developed in the preceding chapter in order to draw an initial sketch of the view of rational human action favoured in the book — a view which falls midway between volitionism and classical agent causalism, while simultaneously endorsing libertarianism with regard to the question of free will and externalism concerning the nature of reasons for action.

Keywords: agent causation; externalism; free will; libertarianism; rational action; reasons for action; volitionism

Chapter.  7663 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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