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Natural Agency: An Essay on the Causal Theory of Action

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From a moral point of view we think of ourselves as capable of responsible actions. From a scientific point of view we think of ourselves as animals whose behaviour, however highly evolved, conforms to natural scientific laws. Natural Agency argues that these different perspectives can be reconciled, despite the scepticism of many philosophers who have argued that 'free will' is impossible under 'scientific determinism'. This scepticism is best overcome, according to the author, by defending a causal theory of action, that ...

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Natural Agency: An Essay on the Causal Theory of Action 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521063975

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Natural Agency: An Essay on the Causal Theory of Action 1990, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521374309

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