Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

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Personal Agency consists of two parts. In Part II, a radically libertarian theory of action is defended which combines aspects of agent causalism and volitionism. This theory accords to volitions the status of basic mental actions, maintaining that these are spontaneous exercises of the will-a 'two-way' power which rational agents can freely exercise in the light of reason. Lowe contends that substances, not events, are the causal source of all change in the world-with rational, free agents like ourselves having a special ...

Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199592500

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Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action 2008, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199217144

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