The Phenomenology of Agency

Philosophy Compass 3 (1):182-202 (2008)

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Tim Bayne
Monash University
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The phenomenology of agency has, until recently, been rather neglected, overlooked by both philosophers of action and philosophers of consciousness alike. Thankfully, all that has changed, and of late there has been an explosion of interest in what it is like to be an agent. 1 This burgeoning field crosses the traditional boundaries between disciplines: philosophers of psychopathology are speculating about the role that unusual experiences of agency might play in accounting for disorders of thought and action; cognitive scientists are developing models of how the phenomenology of agency is generated; and philosophers of mind are drawing connections between the phenomenology of agency and the nature of introspection, phenomenal character, and agency itself. My aim in this paper is not to provide an exhaustive survey of this recent literature, but to provide a..
Keywords consciousness  agency  phenomenology of agency  free will  phenomenology of free will  conscious will  self
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00122.x
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