Introduction to Philosophy
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Taylor's Agency Theory
A person causes her/his free actions.
Free actions are not causally determined (by antecedent events).
But free actions are caused (or "initiated," "originated," or "performed") by agents. (P 363a)
When a person does something for a reason, the reason does not cause the action.
Not every chain of causes and effects is infinite. (P 363a)
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