Agency and causal explanation

In Alfred R. Mele (ed.), The philosophy of action. New York: Oxford University Press (1997)
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I. There are two points of view: ___ From the personal point of view, an action is a person's doing something for a reason, and her doing it is found intelligible when we know the reason that led her to it. ___ From the impersonal point of view, an action would be a link in a causal chain that could be viewed without paying any attention to people, the links being understood by reference to the world's causal workings



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