Two ways to understand causality in agency

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Title: Two ways to understand causality in agency
Authors: Stout, Rowland
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4959
Date: Nov-2007
Abstract: I want to argue for a causal approach to agency based on an Aristotelian model of causal processes rather than on the more familiar model of a network of causal links.1 Processes in this Aristotelian model are the realisations of potentialities. I will talk of mechanisms as the things that have potentialities; so processes can also be thought of as the workings of mechanisms
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: De Gruyter
Keywords: Causal approach;Agency;Causal processes;Aristotelian
DOI: 10.1515/9783110898798.137
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Leist, A. (ed.). Action in Context
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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