Kant Yearbook 5 (1) (2013)

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Markos Valaris
University of New South Wales
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Cognitive agency - the idea that our judgments and beliefs are manifestations of agency on our part - is a deeply entrenched aspect of our self-conception as persons. And yet it has proven hard to give a satisfying account of what such agency might consist in. In this paper I argue that getting clear about Kant’s notion of spontaneity might help us make progress in that debate. In particular, I argue that the very same assumption - namely, that agency must be understood on the model of production - has been holding us back in both areas.
Keywords Kant  Spontaneity
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DOI 10.1515/kantyb.2013.5.1.107
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