Vanessa Carr (UCL) - 2014-15 Students

Determination in Action

Outline of project: I am looking at the nature of the relations that hold between the physical parts of a human agent and the agent as a whole when the agent acts. I am currently focused on evaluating the idea that the actions of human agents, and their consequences, are determined by the state of the agent’s physical parts. This issue relates to the classic free will debate, but while this debate is typically framed in terms of determination by prior events, I am concerned with determination by the constitutive parts of an agent and their activity which occurs concurrently with action.

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