Mechanisms that respond to reasons : an Aristotelian approach to agency
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|Title:||Mechanisms that respond to reasons : an Aristotelian approach to agency||Authors:||Stout, Rowland||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5152||Date:||Dec-2012||Abstract:||Are there any mechanisms in the natural world that respond to reasons – that are sensitive to considerations about what they should do? I think that the answer is that there are approximately 6.6 billion of them on this planet alone. This is not to say that there is nothing more to being a person than being a rational agent – a reasons-responder. My claim is just that to the extent that we are agents we are mechanisms that respond to reasons.||Type of material:||Book Chapter||Publisher:||Notre Dame University Press||Copyright (published version):||2012, University of Notre Dame Press||Keywords:||Causal approach;Action;Aristotelian;Practical rationality||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||Fran O'Rourke (eds.). Human Destinies : Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty|
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