David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Synthese 120 (2):271-294 (1999)
In Intentionality and other works, John Searle establishes himself as a leading defender of the view that consciousness of what one is doing is always a component of one's action. In this paper I focus on problems with Searle's view to establish that there are actions in which the agent is not at all aware of what she is doing. I argue that any theory that misses this sort of action keeps us from important insights into autonomy, self-knowledge and responsibility
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