Motivation and Agency: Precis

@article{Mele2005MotivationAA,
  title={Motivation and Agency: Precis},
  author={Alfred R. Mele},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={123},
  pages={243-247}
}
  • A. Mele
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies

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Autonomous agents

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Motivation and Agency

What place does motivation have in the lives of intelligent agents? Mele's answer is sensitive to the concerns of philosophers of mind and moral philosophers and informed by empirical work. He offers

The Possibility of Practical Reason

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The author examines the relationship between well-being and time, as well as the role of belief and reason, in the development of democracy and human rights.

What Happens When Someone Acts

What happens when someone acts? A familiar answer goes like this. There is something that the agent wants, and there is an action that he believes conducive to its attainment. His desire for the end,