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    Agency time and naturalism

    Hornsby, Jennifer (2017) Agency time and naturalism. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 91 , pp. 137-153. ISSN 0065-972X.

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    I look critically at accounts of human action which help themselves to a certain conception of the causal order when they treat actions as effects of mental states. Donald Davidson introduced such accounts in the shape of the “belief-desire theory.” By way of examining Davidson’s ideas about events, I undertake to show what conceptions of time and of causality are needed for understanding agency, and for a viable naturalism.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): agency, causality, time
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Jen Hornsby
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 09:52
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 17:11


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