Agency and Self Awareness : Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

@inproceedings{Smith2003AgencyAS,
  title={Agency and Self Awareness : Issues in Philosophy and Psychology},
  author={Joel Smith},
  year={2003}
}
On hearing a sound behind me I may turn my head in order to see what is happening. This piece of behaviour is a deliberate action, one which feels to be under my own control. If asked what I am doing, I will be able to provide an immediate and knowledgeable answer, viz. ‘turning my head’ or maybe ‘looking to see what is going on’. Not only do I know that an action is taking place, I know which action is taking place, and I know who the agent of that action is. This volume explores issues… CONTINUE READING