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||Online since:||2013-11-20T08:58:48Z||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||Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/staff/stout/two%20ways%20to%20understand%20causality%20in%20agency.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||Leist, A. (ed.). Action in Context||ISBN:||9783110898798|
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