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Agent Causality

Author: Fred Vollmer
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1999.
Series: Synthese library, 283.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who - or what - is an agent? How - in virtue of what - does an agent do things, or refrain from doing them? In this attempt to understand the concept of agent causality, Vollmer proposes that persons are in control of their actions in virtue of reflective consciousness, consisting of a primary, intrinsic, nonobservational awareness of one's own activity, and a capacity to form second-order thoughts about such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Vollmer
ISBN: 9789401592253 940159225X
OCLC Number: 851393258
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 168 pages).
Contents: 1. Problems with the Common Sense Theory of Action --
2. Frankfurt's Solution --
3. Theories of Agent Causality --
4. Persons --
5. Reflective Consciousness --
6. Empirical Research --
7. The Epi-Phenomenalist Problem --
8. Is The Self a Social Construction? --
9. Darkness, Madness and Childhood --
10. Overall Summary and Conclusions --
References --
Name Index.
Series Title: Synthese library, 283.
Responsibility: by Fred Vollmer.

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We- as agents (persons, selves, subjects) - make our actions happen. Who -~ or what - is an agent ? And how - in virtue of what - does an agent do things, or refrain from doing them? The first  Read more...

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