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Motivation and Agency$
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Alfred R. Mele

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019515617X.001.0001

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Human Agency Par Excellence

Human Agency Par Excellence

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(p.215) 10 Human Agency Par Excellence
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Motivation and Agency
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Alfred R. Mele (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019515617X.003.0011

Rebuts an objection David Velleman has raised against what he calls “the standard story of human action.” It is argued that the objection is misguided. The chapter reinforces the significance of various aspects of the causal theory of human agency developed in this book and shows more fully and explicitly how that theory applies to the upper range of human action, or what may be regarded as human action par excellence.

Keywords:   action, agency, causal theory of human agency, Velleman

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