Harry Frankfurt and Bernard Williams have contended that our integrity as agents depends on being subject to a form of voluntary volitional incapacity. This chapter explores this thesis, distinguishing such necessities from pathologies of compulsion and addiction, which deform our wills, and also from what might be called normative and deliberative necessities. It turns out that Frankfurt's treatment of the phenomena reveals an unclarity about the different roles of caring and endorsement in his account of agency.
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