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The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller

@article{Katsafanas2011TheCO,
  title={The Concept of Unified Agency in Nietzsche, Plato, and Schiller},
  author={P. Katsafanas},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={113 - 87}
}
  • P. Katsafanas
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
This paper examines Nietzsche's concept of unified agency. I argue that (1) Nietzschean unity is an account of the distinction between genuine actions and mere behaviors, rather than between free and unfree actions; (2) unity refers to a relation between drives and conscious thought; and (3) unity obtains when the agent's attitude toward her own action is stable under the revelation of further information about the action's etiology. I show that Nietzsche develops this notion of unity by… Expand
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