Readership: Students and scholars of metaphysics and philosophy of action.
Erasmus Mayr, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
Erasmus Mayr is Lecturer in Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. He studied philosophy and law in Munich and Oxford, and received the Wolfgang-Stegmüller Award of the German Society for Analytical Philosophy (GAP) in 2009 for his PhD thesis.
"I enthusiastically recommend Understanding Human Agency. It is a first-rate piece of scholarship that deserves serious attention." - Stewart Goetz, Notre Dame Philosophical Review
1: The Problem of Human Agency
2: The Agenda for Finding a Solution
3: 'Alien' Desires and Frankfurt's Problem of Identification
4: Identification, Desires, and Practical reasoning
5: Deviant Causal Chains
6: How Agent-Causation Works I: The Problem, and a Brief Theory of Powers
7: How Agent-Causation Works II: The irreducibility of powers
8: How Agent-Causation Works III: From Causal Powers to Agent-Causation
9: Are Agent-Causal Powers reducible to Microproperties?
10: Intentional Agency and Acting for Reasons
11: Understanding Human Agency