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Unformatted text preview: Since the agent is unique to each person and is not affected by previous conditions, the greatest strength of the theory of agency is that people can be held accountable for their actions and thus be held morally responsible. For example, lets say if someone believes that they are the actual originator of their actions. These acts, although caused by that person, are not the expected events of previous conditions. They were genuinely created as a first cause of their actions. If this theory of agency is true, that our decisions are self-originating and not the causal product of what happened before, it enables us to break away from determinism, in which every action, desire, and thought is the consequence of previous conditions, and thus hold us morally responsible for our actions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ECON 330 taught by Professor Minetti during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08