Reid on Scepticism About Agency and the Self

Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (1):19-33 (2005)
Maria Alvarez has argued that Thomas Reid’s account of action gives rise to a sceptical worry concerning one’s awareness of one’s own actions. Against this, I argue that Alvarez overstates the sceptical consequences of Reid’s admission that there is room for doubt about the actual causes of bodily movements; rather than generating a serious epistemological problem for his theory, it can be given a more plausible reading that serves to defuse the sceptical worry.
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Thomas Reid (1895). The Works of Thomas Reid. James Thin Longmans, Green & Co.

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