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Agency is realized by subpersonal mechanisms too

Abstract:
John Doris argues that, when behaviors are caused by processes that we would not endorse, our agency is defeated. I argue that this test for defeaters is inappropriate. What matters is not what we would but what we should endorse. The subpersonal mechanisms he identifies as defeaters enable us to track and respond to reasons. They realize agency, rather than defeating it.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0140525X17000735

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Journal website
Volume:
41
Pages:
Article: e49
Publication date:
2018-03-27
Acceptance date:
2017-03-07
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EISSN:
1469-1825
ISSN:
0140-525X
Pubs id:
pubs:702001
URN:
uri:d7553167-701e-41d1-a7d9-08500c9eb909
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uuid:d7553167-701e-41d1-a7d9-08500c9eb909
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pubs:702001

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