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Single Idea 20084

[catalogued under 20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 1. Action Theory]

Full Idea

My conclusion is that wherever you can identify causal processes that are sensitive to the recommendations of systems of justification, there you have found agency.

Gist of Idea

Agency is causal processes that are sensitive to justification


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 9b 'Conclusion')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.154

A Reaction

[the last paragraph of his book] Justification seems an awfully grand notion for a bee pollinating a flower, and I don't see human action as profoundly different. A reason might be a bad justification, but it might not even aspire to be a justification.