Unformatted text preview: involves rejecting (i); the version of (ii) that he accepts involves the claim that the agent is caused but is not determined to act. Central to Kanes account is the idea that the agent causal account cannot resolve a tension between two ideas that it wants to respect: (I) The Explanation condition: the account gives us an explanation of why the agent did one thing rather than another. (This in turn is later broken into two parts: how the agent can produce the outcome, and how it can be done for a reason.) (II) The Ultimacy condition: the ultimate explanation of why the agent did one thing rather than another resides in the agent (that the agent did it) and nowhere else. (I have simplified Kanes presentation of these points)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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