We act for reasons. But, it is sometimes claimed, the mental states and events that make up reasons, are not sufficient conditions of actions. Reasons never make actions happen. We- as agents (persons, selves, subjects) - make our actions happen. Actions are done by us, not elicited by reasons. The present essay is an attempt to understand this concept of agent causality. Who -~ or what - is an agent ? And how - in virtue of what - does an agent do things, or refrain from doing them? The first chapter deals with problems in ...

Agent Causality 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048152728


Agent Causality 1999, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780792358480

1999 edition