The sense of agency

In Fiona Macpherson (ed.), The Senses: Classic and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives (2011)
Abstract
Where in cognitive architecture do experiences of agency lie? This chapter defends the claim that such states qualify as a species of perception. Reference to ‘the sense of agency’ should not be taken as a mere façon de parler but picks out a genuinely perceptual system. The chapter begins by outlining the perceptual model of agentive experience before turning to its two main rivals: the doxastic model, according to which agentive experience is really a species of belief, and the telic model, according to which agentive experience is really a species of agency. I conclude by defending the perceptual model against a number of objections to it, and by briefly exploring its implications for the question of how to approach the study of perception.
Keywords phenomenology of agency  perceptual experience  senses  agency  the will  tryings
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